Apple iphone 8 launch date, specifications,features ,Price

As soon as Apple launches a new device, the speculations for its successor start doing the rounds. As per the recent rumors, the next generation of iPhone will be the first one to flaunt a water proof model and wireless charging.

Samsung, the Apple’s tech rival has already launched the smart phones with these features, and many experts are speculating that Apple, with these new features, is planning to give strong competition to its Android counterparts launched by Samsung.

Apple iPhone 8 To Have Wireless Charging Feature

Apple iPhone 8 is going to be one of the biggest tech gadget launches of this year, and as it’s the 10th anniversary of Apple iPhone, we may get to see something extraordinary from the company.

There are many rumors about the next iPhone launch, and each of these rumors is giving us a sense that Apple is overhauling its next device with an array of premium features, out of which “Wireless Charging” is very prominent.

Apple wireless charging

While there are so many strong rumours about the wireless charging, that it has become pretty clear that you won’t need a cable to charge your iPhone 8, but, whether it is going to be the industry standard “Qi Wireless Charging”, where one can place his/her device on an induced surface to charge it, or Apple will introduce a new and innovative “long range charging” capability is still  secret.

As per the reports released by “Wistron” which assembles iPhone models in India, it has been confirmed that at least one of the new models of iPhone will have wireless charging capability. The spokesperson at Wistron said that the new models with the said features require some different type of testing, and in order to test the iPhones for wireless charging, the quality tests will be changed.

Some other rumors and past events which hint that Apple might introduce a new type of wireless charging technology include:

  • Apple, in February’ 2017, joined the “Wireless Power Consortium” industry group.
  • Apple previously filed the patents for “how to charge the devices with the help of Wi-Fi signals”.

Apple wireless charging 01

The leaked pictures of the iPhone 8 also show that the new phone will be carrying a glass back panel, which is going to be a “sandwich” design of stainless steel and glass. To make the wireless contact charging possible, glass is required on the back panel. The leaked schematics also show Qi wireless charging coils placed inside the device. If these leaked designs real, then, it would be possible to charge the new iPhone simply by placing it on an inductive charging surface.

You Can Use Your New Apple Phone in Shower As It Is Going To Be Waterproof

While there are many Android devices in the market which offer waterproof designs, but, this is certainly going to be a new feature for Apple patrons. Currently, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus feature a waterproof design, but, even this design is expected to go through several improvements.

iphone 8 water proof

Given the fact that iPhone 8 is going to be a premium phone being launched on Apple’s 10th anniversary, the smart phone giant is definitely going to position it above the iPhone 7S, and that’s why iPhone 8 will feature improved water resistance.

Currently, only iPhone 7 and iPhone 7S are splash and water resistant, but, the fine prints of Apple warn that the dust, water, and splash resistance are not the permanent conditions. The resistance can decrease over the time as a consequence of the normal wear. Also, at present, the iPhone water damage is not covered by the Apple’s warranties.

However, the scenario may not be the same after the launch of iPhone 8, as, allegedly, the waterproofing is expected to improve with the new model of iPhone.

IP68 Rated Water Resistance for New Apple iPhone

As per a report released in the beginning of the,  it was said that the Apple’s new iPhones will flaunt the improved “IP68-rated Water Resistance”. One of the Apple’s competitors that feature the same water resistance is Samsung Galaxy S8, which also has IP68-rated Water Resistance, and it’s capable of withstanding 1.5 meters of water for approx. 30 minutes.

iPhone-8-waterproof

The IP68-rated Water Resistance is one of the best standards for water resistance, and in the IP68 rating, 6 signifies effective dust proofing with no ingress of dust and complete protection against the contact, and 8 signifies even more efficient water proofing for the device.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which are currently the only waterproof models by Apple have an IP67 water Proof rating, and the jump from this current rating to IP68-Rated Water Resistance implies that the new iPhone can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes without any damage.

These new features will ensure that Apple’s iPhones are no less than any Samsung or Android phone with respect to new and innovative features. Well, how these new devices are perceived by the audience, would be interesting to see.

iPhone 8 Expected Release Date

iPhone Model Release date
iPhone 5 September 2012
iPhone 5S and 5C September 2013
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus September 2014
iPhone 6S September 2015
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus September 2016
iPhone 8 September 2017
iPhone 8 Plus Q1 2018

APPLE iPhone 8 EXPECTED PRICE

Appe iphone 8 price is expected to be in between $800-$900 which varies with the Gb memory and other add-ons.it also varies in different countries. Here is the list of all countries expected price of the next apple phone.

iPhone 8 PRICE

Country iPhone 8 Price (16 GB/32 GB)
United States (USA) $800 – $900
United Kingdom (UK) £500 – £550
Australia AUD 1100 – AUD1200
Canada CAD 1050 – CAD1200
UAE AED 4000 – AED 4500
India INR 60,000 – INR 65,000
Pakistan PKR 80,000 – PRK 85,000

 

 

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