San Francisco: Apple is expected to launch its next flagship device iPhone 8 on September 12, a media report said. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is expected to release three new devices -- iPhone 8 along with the updated versions of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus -- that will be called iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. Following several leaks about Apple's controversial yet virtually bezel-less redesign, a detailed iPhone 8 dummy model confirmed that the devices would have an elongated 18.5:9 aspect ratio like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, Forbes reported. It would also reduce bezel sizes to just 4 mm on all sides and feature a vertically aligned rear camera, the report added. The rear dual-camera system on the iPhone 8 would protrude more than ever before. Earlier leaks have suggested design changes in detail. They also pointed out that the 2017 device would have an all-display front with the fingerprint scanner moved to the back. The handful of images also showed the upcoming iPhone 8 with rear-placed Touch ID placed directly below the Apple logo. As far as the refresh of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are concerned, photos of a couple of iPhone dummy models show Apple devices with a glass backing, meaning the models shown in the pictures could have wireless charging as a feature.
The iPhone 8 could be priced around $1000 but in India price could be nearly Rs 1 lakh, so buyers who have friends and relatives in other countries can make use of it to get the device cheaper.
Analysts have predicted that riding on the "better-than-expected iPad and iPhone sales", the upcoming flagship device iPhone 8 could make the Cupertino-based giant the first company to reach and sustain a $1 trillion market cap. According to a report in MarketWatch, the stock momentum has added $56 billion to the company's market cap since the announcement of its third quarter results.