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Apple iPhone 8 to launch on September 12

Some recent reports claimed that Apple is all set to unveil its next iPhone, widely tipped to be called iPhone 8, on September 12. Although there is still no confirmation from the Cupertino-based technology company firm about the launch, a new report from The Wall Street Journal now re-confirms the date.
Apple iPhone 8 is likely to get unveiled on September 12 alongside the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus. A previous report by Mac4Ever stated the same launch date. It added that the smartphones will be going on sales a week and a half after the launch, September 22. The report adds that Apple usually starts selling its device 10 days after the launch.
However, this time there could be a delay by few days.
It is worth adding that the dates mentioned here go in line with Apple’s past record wherein it launches the handset on Tuesday or Wednesday and makes it available on a Friday. At the same time we could also see the rollout of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, WatchOS 4 and tvOS 11.
Bloomberg recently compiled a list of all the ‘new’ features that are coming to Apple iPhone 8.
According to the list, iPhone 8 will feature a 3D facial recognition sensor on top at the front for unlocking the device and make secure payments. There will also be an infrared sensor that will let users unlock the device using face recognition even in low-light situations. Besides these two sensors, will be a ‘Smart’ camera with improved scene and object detection.
The smartphone is said to feature inductive charging, something that has been in rumours from quite some time. As seen in the leaks, the report says that the iPhone 8 will feature a longer power button on the side.
The device will probably also sport a near bezel-less display with more aspect ratio. Users will be able to tap on the screen to wake the handset, a functionality widely used in majority of the Android smartphones. The extended display will also include a virtual home button, which will be replacing the Touch ID button seen in iPhone models until now.
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