There’s a new phone on the horizon. It’s shrouded in mystery and doused heavily in speculation. Here at ATS we look at what rumours surround the new iPhone.

What’s in a name?

The buzz is reaching fever pitch as suspected leaks are revealed although even they may or may not be genuine.

The phone in question? The iPhone 8. Or is that the iPhone X? Perhaps it’s the iPhone Edition. Even the name is not official yet, with all three being bandied about as potentials and no hint from Apple as to which is correct.

Updates and improvements

At this stage we aren’t even certain as to whether it will be one or three models Apple plan to reveal at the launch with hints of two minor “S” models alongside the iPhone 8.

Rumours arise daily with suggestions of numerous changes to the current iPhone we have become so familiar with, with the potential specs including:

• Intel or Qualcomm modem

• Touch ID alternative through the use of facial recognition (PEARL) and/or iris recognition

• Curved edge to edge OLED display with Ion-X Glass and/or True Tone technology

• Virtual home button with integrated Touch ID

• Stainless steel and glass body

• Support for the Apple Pencil

• Dual lens camera

• iOS 11

• “Wireless” charging similar to that on Apple Watch

• AR capabilities featuring rear-facing 3D laser for enhanced depth perception

• Four or more colours including a reflective mirror type option

• Superfast charging via USB-C connection

• Upgraded storage and memory with a suggested start of 64GB and 3GB of RAM

• Higher quality earpiece for louder, clearer audio

• Enhanced water resistance or water proofing

• Apples next generation processor (A10x or A11)

• The largest smartphone display Apple has ever made

The release date

With all this speculation of name and specifications it’s no surprise that even the release date remains unconfirmed. There are suggestions after the recent release of Apple’s earning call that it may be as soon as September, although most are erring on the side of caution and calling October/November as the more likely date.

We may not know anything for certain regards the name, specs or even the release date but one thing is for sure… Apple’s 10th Anniversary smartphone is much anticipated and is bound to take the current smartphone to a whole new level.

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