iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors

Apple looks like it’s going to go big for the new iPhone, with strong rumors that 2017’s model will undergo big changes as it’s the handset’s tenth anniversary. That could very well start with the name, which is likely to be the iPhone 8, rather than the iPhone 7S, marking the phone out as a big jump rather than a minor refresh.

Based on early rumors it seems the design, specs and features are all set to receive a major overhaul, and we’ve sifted through all the whispers on the internet to bring you the definitive guide to what’s coming on the new iPhone 8.

Latest iPhone 8 News

  • What is it? The 10th anniversary version of Apple’s iPhone
  • When is it out? Almost certainly September 2017
  • What will it cost? More than $649 (£599, AU$1,079)

iPhone 8 Release Date

Hottest leaks:

  • Likely to launch early September 2017
  • On-sale mid-September 2017

iPhone 8 screen

Hottest leaks:

  • A curved AMOLED display
  • A 5.8-inch screen
  • No home button and no bezels

iPhone 8 Screen

iPhone 8 design

Hottest leaks:

  • A curved glass back
  • Or the same design as the iPhone 7

iPhone 8 Design

iPhone 8 camera and battery

Hottest leaks:

  • Still just a single lens on the standard iPhone 8
  • Augmented reality features
  • Wireless charging from 15ft
  • USB-C in place of Lightning

iPhone 8 Camera

iPhone 8 OS and power

Hottest leaks:

  • iPhone 8 will run iOS 11
  • A quad-core chip called the A11 or the A11 Fusion.
  • 3GB or 4GB of RAM

iPhone 8 other features

Hottest leaks:

  • An iris scanner
  • A Smart Connector
  • New sensing technology

iPhone 8 price

There aren’t any price rumors yet, but the iPhone 8 is likely to cost a similar amount to the iPhone 7, meaning a starting price of around $649/£599/AU$1,079, rising potentially to around $849/£799/AU$1,379 for the largest (probably 256GB) storage size and even more for the iPhone 8 Plus.