The year 2017 will be a special one for Apple, as it will be celebrating the iPhone’s 10th anniversary in July. To coincide with the occasion will be the release of the latest version of what is reputed to be one of the most important inventions of the century.
However, because the iPhone 7 has only been in the market for a short time, consumers are left wondering whether launching the latest iPhone fresh off the heels of the release of the previous model is a smart idea or not. After all, if history is any sort of indication, Apple should be coming out with the iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus models. Rumour has it that the company will be launching three new iPhones in 2017; two of which will be the 7s and 7s Plus as expected, and the third will be the iPhone 8. There are even talks that Apple might sway from tradition and designate the newest flagship model with a unique name like “The iPhone” or the “iPhone Pro”, but until more information about its official product name is acquired, consumers will have to settle for calling it the iPhone 8, at least, for now.
When Will the New iPhone be Available?
While it is yet to be confirmed, consumer electronics pundits are confident that the iPhone 8‘s release date will be some time in September 2017 – that is if Apple continues with its annual September announcement tradition. But then again, the company might pull out a few surprises and mix it up a little. It is the iPhone’s 10th birthday after all. Remember when the iPhone SE came out in March?
How Much Is It Going to Cost?
In all likelihood, the new iPhone will come with a pretty hefty price tag, bigger than that of its predecessor. Seeing as the latest model will possibly be one of as many as three new iPhones coming out in 2017, there’s a big chance that the iPhone 8 will be an ultra-premium anniversary model that could cost more than any other iPhone on the market today.
As costly as the iPhone 8 may seem right now, it is also touted to be one of Apple’s best-selling units ever, with estimates going as high as 150 million in sales. Some experts are worried that with the amount of hype the company has been putting into the iPhone 8, the company might experience a slump that could last for as long as ten years. At this point however, all of this is mere speculation.
Will There Be A Slew Of New Features?
Whether Apple decides to beef up the newest iPhone’s specs and load it up with a ton of new features or not for the product’s anniversary is still unknown. But if the rumors and online leaks are to be believed, the iPhone 8 is shaping up to be the smartphone that everyone will want to upgrade to in 2017.
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