iPhone 8 may actually be called ‘iPhone Edition’, likely to be announced in September

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A report by Japanese tech site Mac Otakara suggests that the iPhone 8 may be called the ‘iPhone Edition’ and is likely to be unveiled along with the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus in September.

The report goes further to suggest that Apple are still looking at various prototypes, some have LCD displays whilst others are being tested with AMOLED displays.

Although most recent rumours have suggested that Apple will remove the physical home button, it is now believed that they are prototyping versions with and without the Touch ID home button.
What the chassis will be made from is also unclear with glass, aluminium and white ceramic all being tested.

At this stage, it seems that the only things that we can be certain of are that the device will have a 5-inch useable screen, wireless charging and dual cameras, the Mac Otakara reports suggests.

In previous reports in both the Wall Street Journal and Nikkei, it had been mooted that the iPhone 8 would have a 5.8-inch OLED screen, a new all glass design as well as a fingerprint sensor included in the display. The reports from Mac Otakara suggests that this may all be too early for any device launched in 2017.

Respected KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo previously claimed that the new device would feature a 5.8-inch display with 5.15 inches of usable screen space.

Mac Otakara however say that these claims are based merely on Apple’s request for material samples whilst they also speculated later in the report that the “iPhone Edition” may be launched later than September with only the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus being ready in time for this launch date.

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