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The iPhone 8 could launch on September 12

The nearly bezel-less iPhone 8 could soon be upon us. (Source: iDrop News)
The nearly bezel-less iPhone 8 could soon be upon us. (Source: iDrop News)
Apple has scheduled a product announcement event on September 12 and all expectations are that this could very well be the event that the Cupertino giant would announce the new iPhones and the Watch Series 3 to the world.

Now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is official and a few more exciting announcements are soon to be revealed during IFA 2017, all eyes are on Apple's most anticipated announcement of the year — the iPhone 8. Rumors about the new iPhone have come and gone and we'll probably see a few more as we approach the launch date, which is tipped to be on September 12 according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The news daily writes that people associated with launch plans have been briefed about a scheduled product announcement event on that date. This could very well be the launch date for the iPhone 8 along with the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. Just how exactly these three phones will differ will only be known as we near the launch event.

The iPhone 8 will supposedly have a near bezel-less display as revealed by an image glyph, which was found in the Apple HomePod firmware. Further deep dives by enterprising developers into the HomePod firmware have revealed a lot of info on the facial recognition capabilities of the new iPhone, christened Pearl ID that could fully replace Touch ID. That, and the fact that both front and rear cameras would feature 4K video recording has sent the rumor mills into a tizzy.

The event will also see the unveiling of the Watch Series 3, which will purportedly come with LTE support for VoIP calls. There are also possibilities of a new 4K Apple TV being launched as well. Adding to the brouhaha is the fact that this will be the iPhone's 10th anniversary and the expectations from Apple to deliver an innovative, stellar phone are at an all time high despite the rumored launch price of US$999 for some configurations. Keep watching this space as we cover all the info pertaining to Apple's new products all the way to their official launch.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-08-28 (Update: 2017-08-29)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.