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Apple iPhone 8 2017 Release Date, Specs, Rumors: Handset Tipped To Be Completely Wireless? Siri Functionality To Improve?

Apple iPhone 8 2017 Release Date, Specs, Rumors: Handset Tipped To Be Completely Wireless? Siri Functionality To Improve?

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First Posted: Sep 21, 2016 05:16 AM EDT
Apple iPhone 8 Release Date, Specs, Rumors
There are reports that the next iPhone 8 will get more impressive specs and feature than iPhone 7.
(Photo : Justin Sullivan / Staff / Getty Images)

Apple fans who were not quite impressed with the newly introduced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones are now keeping their fingers crossed for the 2017 iPhone iteration, possibly dubbed iPhone 8. While, it's pretty early to predict anything about Apple iPhone 8, rumors about the handset's release date, specs, features and pricing details are already floating ablaze. In fact, people are taking note of all the iPhone 8 2017 rumors as it will help them decide whether to go with the iPhone 7 or wait for the 2017 iPhone which will mark iPhone's 10th anniversary.

Talking about iPhone 8 rumored specs, the handset is expected to feature wireless charging feature, reported PCAdvisor. It is to be noted that the Cupertino already ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack in the latest iPhone 7 series. So, it is expected the Apple iPhone 8 2017 will let users charge their phones wirelessly. There are also reports which claim that Apple is exploring technologies to enable long distance wireless charging in upcoming iPhones similar to Apple Watch.

Among other specs, the Apple iPhone 8 2017 is rumored to get a full glass enclosure with glass on both the front and back sides, and a metal frame surrounding the edges. IBTimes reported that the upcoming iPhone iteration might come equipped with a 10-nanometer A11 processor which will support biometric additions such as facial and iris scanning. Notably, the current iPhone 7 uses an A10 Fusion chip. It is rumored that iPhone 8 will feature an OLED edge-to-edge display screen which means there will be no room for a physical home button.

Furthermore, Apple CEO Tim Cook has already revealed while unveiling iPhone 7 that Siri will physically come out of the iPhone 8 and respond to user commands. Apple iPhone 8 2017 is expected to get either a late August or early September release date.

Stay tuned to SWR for more updates and rumors on Apple iPhone 8 2017 release, specs, and features.


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