Apple has set the date for 12 September to release their new shiny flagship device(s). Apple is said to be releasing not one, not two but three devices at this year’s event. The devices are namely the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and the iPhone X (10th) Anniversary edition.

The new devices will be officially revealed at Apple’s brand new headquarters in the Steve Jobs Theater.

In case you have not yet seen Apple’s ‘SpaceShip’ Campus, check the video down below:

 

iPhone 7S and 7S Plus

What we know so far

We know that the new iPhone 7S and 7S Plus will be slightly larger to the 7/7Plus that was released last year. The changes are minimal, but enough to make you buy some new cases, covers and other protectors.

What we currently know for sure is that the new iPhone 7S and 7S Plus will have Apple’s A11 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM.

The storage options are likely going to be 64GB, 128GB and a 256GB variants. As always, the higher storage variants should cost extra as there will be no SD Card slot to be found. The 3.5mm headphone jack will also not make a return, though the IP67 water and dust resistance will definitely stay  for all devices.

The display sizes are not expected to change – they are likely to stay the same at 4.7″ 750 x 1334 (~326ppi) and 5.5″ 1080 x 1920 (~401ppi). There were a lot of rumors about an OLED display for the 7S lineup, but it turned out that Apple’s partners (LG, Samsung and others) are are having shortages, therefore it will only be found on the next generation of iDevices and on the iPhone 8/X. The displays will likely feature a “Wide colour gamut display” to have a much wider variety of colours, as well as to be more vibrant.

The 3D touch option and the same home button that can be found on the 7th generation of iPhones will likely stay the same and untouched. There may be some improvements made to the hardware to improve the performance. The TouchID (fingerprint) sensor is also going to be located at the very same places, just like on the 7 and 7Plus models from last year.

The Bluetooth technology will likely be swapped to the new standard – Bluetooth 5.0 to catch up with the competition.

What we do not know for sure

There will likely be no wireless charging option (due to the metal build) for the 7S and 7S Plus devices, though this will definitely be available for the iPhone 8/X device that will be released along the other two. Fast charge on the other had should now be officially be supported on the devices.

It is however possible that the 7S and the 7S Plus will swap the metallic back to a glass one, that would certainly enable the wireless charging option.

We are unsure what the new camera(s) are going to be capable of doing, but we sure know that the Plus model will have the same dual-camera setup with Portrait mode and 2x lossless zoom. It isn’t yet clear if the smaller 7S will have a dual-camera setup.

When is it going to be available?

The iPhone 7S and 7S Plus will be officially unveiled on 12 September and go on sale in the US on 22 September. Pre-orders are expected to start on either 18 or 19 September. UK and other parts of Europe, Australia should follow shortly after.

How much will it cost?

The price is expected to be somewhere in the $800-1200 mark. Not much is known about the prices for now, we’ll update this article if more leaks come out with the prices.

iPhone 8 or iPhone X

What we know so far

We know that the dimensions are: 143.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm. The display is expected to be made by Samsung. It’s supposedly a 5.1″ 1242 x 2800 (~601 ppi) AMOLED display with Wide colour gamut feature on top. The display will apparently be a full-display unit, meaning that there will be minimal bezels on the top, bottom and on the sides.

There are supposed to be a small cutout on the top bezel for the earpiece, sensors and of course the selfie camera.

According to this recently leaked photo, the iPhone will not have a TouchID (fingerprint) sensor, instead it will equip a Galaxy S8/Note 8 like Iris Scanner, Infra sensor and a Facial recognition sensor (this will replace the TouchID). This is because Apple could get the in-screen fingerprint sensor work on time by September, we will surely see the TouchID make a comeback on next year’s device.

The on/off button on the right side is expected to be significantly larger to help you wake or make the phone go to sleep easier. (we are unsure if the same ‘longer’ power key will be found on the 7S/Plus models) The new power key will also allow you to get Siri with a gesture as we recently heard from leaks.

The iPhone X will be powered by Apple’s latest A11 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM.

There are supposed to be 3 storage variants from the device: 64GB/256GB and 512GB. We aren’t sure if these are legit and believable, so we would rather expect a 64GB/128GB and 256GB variants.

The rear camera will have a slightly different position and will apparently use much improved camera sensors. The camera’s details aren’t clear at the moment so we would rather not comment on it just yet, we’ll update this article once something trustworthy comes up.

There will apparently be 3-5 colour options available: Black, Silver/White and Rose Gold.

More iPhone 8 photos, also visit our iPhone 8/X post where we told you everything about we know.

What we do not know:

  • We do not yet know the exact price
  • The camera
  • Battery size
  • Colour options

When is it going to be available?

The iPhone X (or 8) will be officially unveiled on 12 September and go on sale in the US on 22 September. Pre-orders are expected to start on either 18 or 19 September. UK and other parts of Europe, Australia should follow shortly after. It is likely that the new iPhone will only be available in limited quantities, so do not get your hopes high, more iPhone X should be available by the end of this year.

How much will it cost?

No exact price is known at this moment, but it’s more than likely that the iPhone X will go for between $1000-1300 in the US (for a maxed out version)

Credits to Danny Winget | Source