APPLE fans are letting themselves feel a spark of excitement after a report this morning claimed the launch of the iPhone 8 could be just a few weeks away.
The Californian-based company typically holds its flagship product launch in September each year but news of when the highly anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone will be introduced to the world remains elusive, with some analysts speculating it won’t be ready until next year.
But for tech heads who aren’t sick of the frenzy of rumours and speculation surrounding the impending iPhone 8 — you might not have to wait much longer to have them realised.
A report by French-language site Mac4Ever, which was reported on by another dedicated Apple publication 9to5Mac, claims the event will take place on September 12, where Apple will announce three new iPhones: the OLED iPhone 8 as well as two iPhone 7s editions.
How do they claim to know this?
Mac4Ever cites unnamed carrier sources, reporting that mobile service providers have been told when to expect the announcement so they can prepare for the ensuing marketing and stock logistics.
According to 9to5Mac, the site has a “reasonable record when it comes to Apple rumours” but said it was unable to confirm the September 12 date and was treating the news “with some scepticism”.
At this stage, you can add it to the growing list of unsubstantiated iPhone rumours to be taken with a grain of salt but the timing of an apparent September 12 launch would very much be keeping in step with previous years.
Apple sent out press invites for its major event on August 29 (US time) last year, and August 27 in 2015 for events on September 7 and September 9 respectively.
Apple is really, really serious about keeping its secrets and the company goes to great lengths to enforce a culture of secrecy around new product launches. The tech giant famously doesn’t comment on stories like this but with September fast approaching, it won’t be long until we know for sure if the report turns out to be accurate.
Until then if you want to actually sink your teeth into something tangible, Apple’s main smartphone competitor Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 handset in New York overnight.
Despite the global recall of its previous plus size device, the company is sticking with the Note brand for its latest flagship smartphone.
The Note 8 has the largest screen yet from Samsung but comes with the company’s highest ever price tag for a phone. It also packs world-first camera technology and has a smaller power source to avoid any repeat of the battery fires that extinguished its predecessor.