By: Olumhense Benedict Adoghe
As a way of marking the 10th year anniversary of the iphone, Apple is set to celebrate it in a grand style with the launch of the “iphone 8” or “iphone X”.
Just moments ahead of the big event scheduled for September 12, an apparent major leak has revealed a handful of intriguing new details about the trio of phones it’s expected to introduce, while confirming a number of long-rumoured features.
These features include a 5.8 inch edge by edge OLED display facial recognition alternative to touch ID, virtual home button, enhanced water resistance or waterproofing and support for the Apple pencil.
Also rumored to be expected includes wireless charging (i.e inductive charging) and/or faster USB-C charging, dual-lens camera, possibly in a vertical configuration, stainless steel and glass body with a new ‘side button’
Furthermore, an ios11 featuring gesture-based user interface and animated emojis (“Animojis”), intel or Qualcomm modem and Apple’s next generation processor (the A10X or A11)
In addition to a new flagship iPhone, Apple may also announce two additional handsets which will be updates to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Aside from the new iPhone, the firm will also likely launch the fourth generation of its Apple TV – including support for 4K and HDR output. There might also be a new Apple Watch.
Finally, expect much more information about the company’s HomePod speaker and iOS 11 software update