The latest leaks suggest the new phone will actually be called the iPhone X and will include wireless charging, facial recognition, an edge-to-edge display and – for the first time – no home button. Apple is expected to release the device alongside two other phones, called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone X release.
The company normally releases a new design one year and follows with a slight upgrade the year after. Following this logic, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are anticipated to feature minor upgrades to the iPhone 7, such as a faster chip and longer battery life.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo showed he did not want to miss out on this avalanche of last minute information, publishing a new report with two key iPhone 8 titbits:
New Front Facing 3D Sensors – building on past leaks about this technology, Kuo adds detail saying the depth sensing module is composed of a structured light receiver, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, front camera, and structured light transmitter. If it works as predicted, the iPhone 8 will gain unparalleled facial recognition accuracy which will be used for both phone unlocking, better selfies and even ‘animojis’.
Black Bezels Only – Kuo also confirms my July exclusive that, regardless of which colour you buy, the front of the iPhone 8 will be black. Apple wants to hide the iPhone 8’s top bezel notch when its display is off.
The flagship phone is now expected to be called the iPhone X and will feature a radical redesign in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. It could give the device a new name in honour of the splash,