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2017 iPhone 8/X: Daily Update News about iPhone 8/X Release Date, Specs, Features, Prices and More

iPhone 8/X News: Everything You Want to Know about New iPhones of 2017

This year, Apple ushers in the 10th anniversary of its first iPhone. So, Apple is bound to make huge changes on its iPhones. Apple CEO Tim Cook once said, "Don't expect much from the iPhone 7 because iPhone 8 will create a real revolution and they are already planning and building it to revolutionize the future of smartphones."

So what's the release data of this landmark and high-profile iPhone 8? What changes will happen to it? In this post, we have assembled the latest news about iPhone 8/8 Plus/X release date, features, specifications, prices and so on, for people with deep interest.

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iPhone 8 and iPhone X News

1. What're the release dates of iPhone 8 and iPhone X?

iPhone 8, iPhone X

iPhone 8 along with iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X was announced on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are scheduled to be released on September 22, while iPhone X won't be shipped untile November 3. Below are the reveal dates and release dates of previous iPhone models.

iPhone 5 - reveal date: Wednesday, September 12; release date: Friday, September 21
iPhone 5S - reveal date: Tuesday, September 10; release date: Friday, September 20
iPhone 6 - reveal date: Tuesday, September 9; release date: Friday, September 19
iPhone 6S - reveal date: Wednesday, September 9; release date: Saturday, September 19
iPhone 7 - reveal date: Wednesday, September 7; release date: Friday, September 16

There was rumor saying that iPhone 8 release date would be delayed to October or even November, because of technical issues related to the lamination process of curved OLED panels expected to be used in iPhone 8, and the possible application of a 3D sensing system.

2. iPhone 8/X screen
* A curved OLED display (iPhone X)
* Sizes: 5.8-inch (iPhone X), 5.5-inch (iPhone 8 Plus), and 4.7-inch (iPhone 8)
* No home button and no bezel (iPhone X)

There were many rumors suggesting that we would see a curved iPhone 8 with edge-to-edge OLED display. And the new iPhone will kill home button and remove bezels. OLED display is new for Apple iPhone, although it has been used by Samsung for years. OLED display is superior to LCD display employed by current iPhones, such as better contrast, more vibrant colors, enhanced viewing angles, and include a battery-saving always-on display. It turns out that these features are only available in iPhone X.

As for the screen size, rumors are true. New iPhones are designed with 5.8-inch, 5.5-inch, and 4.7-inch respectively. 5.8" iPhone X model is the one with a beautiful curved OLED display, while others use the standard.

3. iPhone 8/X design
* All-glass design

Since iPhone 5, Apple replaced glass body with aluminum. Now glass body will return to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

4. Speculations about iPhone 8/X camera and AR features
* 3D camera (iPhone X)
* Duel-lens camera (iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus)

iPhone 8 camera

As we mentioned above, one of the reasons for Apple may delay the iPhone 8/X release date is the supply issues with the 3D camera system. It was predicted that front-facing camera of new iPhone will feature 3D sensors which would enable augmented reality. Some people also argued that rear camera would also come with this feature.

Moreover, iPhone 8 plus variant and iPhone X have dual-lens camera, designed in the back vertically and horizontally respectively. And iPhone 8 still owns a single-lens.

5. iPhone 8/X battery
* Longer battery life
iPhone 8 wireless charging * Wireless charging
* USB-C

Battery life of iPhone 8/8 Plus/X is improved greatly. Rumor had it that it may arrive with a 2,700mAH battery, just like what iPhone 7 Plus owns. There's no specific number about the battery life, but we can see its enhancement from the time of video playback, audio playback, 3G talk and other aspects.

Wireless charging is finally available for iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. Aluminum design can block the transfer of energy, while glass won't. So, wireless charging is realized in the all-glass new iPhone. The last thing we want to tell you is that Apple discards Lightning, and uses USB-C as replacement to perform faster charging.

6. iPhone 8/X software and processor
* iOS 11
* Apple A11 chipset

iOS 11

If iOS 11 is embedded into new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. And these long-anticipated iPhones run on Apple A11 Bionic chip which definitely works faster and more power efficient than A10 used by iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

7. iPhone 8/X RAM and storage
* Storage: 64GB, 256GB
* RAM: 3GB RAM for iPhone X, 2GB RAM for iPhone 8 and Plus

Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus start at 32GB. Now all these new iPhone products phase out 32GB, and starts at 64GB. Another option is 256GB. Rumor had it that a larger storage space may also be added, but it didn't come true.

As for the RAM, high-end OLED iPhone X sports 3GB RAM, while other twomodels still stick with 2GB, although some guys once believed that all versions would sport 3GB.

8. iPhone 8/X prices
* iPhone 8 starts at $699, Plus version starts at $799, and iPhone X starts at $999

64GB 4.7" iPhone 8 is $50 more expensive than the 32GB 4.7" iPhone 7, starting at $699. 64GB 5.5" iPhone 8 costs $30 more than 32GB 5.5" iPhone 7 Plus. The price of the high-end iPhone X with all-screen OLED display is the most expensive, charging $999 for 64GB and $1149 for 256GB.

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