iPhone 8 is the special anniversary phone with iOS. It will be the most important product of the September conference of the Cupertino giant, but not the only one. In fact, Apple has much more products and solutions to show us in the Steve Jobs Theater. What can we expect exactly? You will find the answer in this article.
Apple’s conference will take place on September 12th, the day after the presentation of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 smartphone. We know that the event will take place exactly in Steve Jobs Theater, the new Apple Park Auditorium, the new Cupertino headquarters. What will we see there?
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The anniversary smartphone – the “iPhone 8”.
iPhone 8 has been leaked for months. It is a product that evokes the greatest emotions among the fans of Apple. This should not be surprising. Smartphones are currently the most important products in Apple’s portfolio and the main business, around which the company’s interests revolve.
Expectations are quite big, because the leaks so far suggest that there is really something to wait for. The iPhone 8 will get a completely new design based on glass and stainless steel frames. A characteristic feature of your phone will be its screen. It is a large OLED panel that will cover almost the entire front part of the enclosure. Only at the top there will be a small notch where the camera, sensors or loudspeakers will be located.
iPhone 8 will no longer have the Start button. Touch ID is also likely to evaporate. Instead, a very advanced mechanism for facial recognition is to appear. It is suggested that the competition will remain backward in this respect for around two years. Of course, you’ll have to wait for this information to be confirmed, but you can trust that Apple will make this feature one of the most important new features on your iPhone 8.
The iPhone 8 will also receive a redesigned iSight camera at the back of the case. This is intended to provide many AR features, in which Apple’s development is investing a lot. Moreover, we could already see a foretaste at the WWDC 2017 conference in June.
iOS 11 and other systems
iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 were announced at the WWDC 2017 conference in June. It is true that after the September conference they will not be immediately available to all users. However, we expect the date of software release to be revealed. It is likely to happen on 20 September, but it will still have to be confirmed.
7s and 7s Plus Models Will Also Be Announced
iPhone 8 is one thing, but there will also be new Apple smartphones that will be the successor to last year’s seven. These are, of course, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. However, these will not be significantly different from last year’s phone models. Simply put, they will be their improved versions.
iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will look similar to the 2016 models, but it is suggested that they will have glass housings. This is associated with the wireless battery charging function that all new models are supposed to receive. Similar charging is to take place here at a power of 7.5 W.
Let’s also expect the new Apple A11 Fusion CPU. Its details are not known, but it is likely to be 10-nm SoC with four cores, two of which will be faster. The new system will probably be about 25% faster than A10. The Cupertino company will also be able to improve camera technology.
Apple Watch series 3
Another new product we expect is the Apple Watch Series 3. This is the new smartwatch with watchOS system. The most important novelty will be the LTE modem included in it. This will give watches more autonomy than iPhone’s, but not total autonomy. Modems are to be supplied by Intel.
There will also be other improvements, such as better batteries, possibly faster and more energy-efficient processors or on-screen improvements. We will find out about everything in a while. watchOS 4 is also intended to introduce new activities.
New tvOS device
The Apple 5th generation of TV will be the last device we will see during the September conference. Here, the Cupertino giant will probably not make any major design changes, but let’s expect (in the end of the day) support for a 4K UHD image. Support for Dolby Vision or HDR10 will also be provided. The company will also have to use a faster processor. Perhaps it will be the Apple A10 Fusion with iPhone 7.
Apple will probably also mention once again the HomePod speaker, which was shown in June. Perhaps some additional function that has not been disclosed so far will be given. That would basically be everything we are expecting.