Apple looks set to launch its highly anticipated iPhone 8 at a special event on 12th September, with the device going on sale on 22nd September.
That’s according to French Apple-watchers at Mac4Ever, who deduced the date from information garnered through sources at mobile networks in France.
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The putative date tallies with Apple’s usual approach of launching a new iPhone on a Tuesday or Wednesday, before kicking off sales on the following Friday.
If that is the case, it means the just-announced Galaxy Note 8 will be available a week before Apple’s new handset. Samsung’s latest flagship hits shelves on 15th September.
Apple has yet to confirm when its event will take place, but will likely send out invites to media in the next week.
The iPhone 8 is set to feature a vertical dual lens camera, 3D facial recognition to replace Touch ID fingerprint scanning and a new, edge–to–edge screen that does not require a physical home button.
Supply is widely expected to be constrained in the weeks after launch, with analysts claiming Apple may not have full availability of its iPhone line-up until well into October.