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Microsoft Windows 10 users with Microsoft Edge browsers will also be able to view the live stream.

| Gadgets Now | Sep 12, 2017, 08.00AM IST

If reports are anything to go by we are less than two weeks away from the launch of next iPhone. Dubbed to be … Read More

NEW DELHI: Earlier this month, Apple sent out invitations for its special event to be held on September 12. The Cupertino-based tech firm is likely to launch its much talked-about smartphones at the event. The handset that will be seeing the light of the day at the event are tipped as the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. The firm has scheduled the event for September 12 at 10:00 am (10.30PM in India). The event will take place at Steve Jobs Theatre located in Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

If you are not attending the event in person, then you can livestream it. The launch event will be streamed on iOS and macOS devices. Microsoft Windows 10 users with Microsoft Edge browsers will also be able to view the live stream. Unfortunately, there is no other legit way of streaming the event directly from Apple on Android and those with older versions than Windows 10.

Apple iPhone 8 expected to launch on September 12: Likely price, features and all you need to know

Apple iPhone 8 expected to launch on September 12: Likely price, features and all you need to know

If reports are anything to go by we are less than two weeks away from the launch of next iPhone. Dubbed to be called iPhone 8, a recent report in Wall Street Journal claims that Apple will launch the smartphone on September 12. Apple iPhone 8 will be the company’s tenth anniversary iPhone and so the company is said to be planning big for the phone. The speculations about the likely features and specifications of the upcoming smartphone has kept the tech grapevine churning for months now. Few reports have also talked about its likely price. Based on these and some other recent reports, here is everything we know about the Apple iPhone 8.

Launch and availability: Likely to be unveiled on September 12, sales to start on 22nd

Although there is no official confirmation from Apple, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that iPhone 8 will be unveiled on September 12. Some previous reports too had claimed that the smartphone will go on sale on September 22. The dates mentioned here go in line with Apple’s past record wherein it launches the handset on Tuesday or Wednesday and makes it available on a Friday.

Price: Likely to be priced around $999

Apple iPhone 8 is expected to be the most expensive smartphone by Apple. Since the handset will include more number of features than the iPhone 7S Plus and the iPhone 7S it is being said to cost around $999. And looking at the past records, the iPhone has always been one of the costliest in India, so expect it to cost more in the country after taxes.

To sport facial-recognition

Apple iPhone 8 is said to sport Touch ID paired with facial recognition. According to a report in Korea Herald, the speed of the facial-recognition system used in the device will be measured in ‘millionths of a second.’

May come in three storage variants: 64GB, 128GB and 512GB

As per a report in Chinese website GeekBar, the upcoming iPhone will come in three storage capacities 64GB, 128GB and 512GB.

To feature an bezel-less OLED display

Apple iPhone 8 is rumoured to come with edge-to-edge OLED screen. Recently, a picture was posted by Benjamin Geskin on Twitter that was claimed to be from the screen assembly for the device. It too showed an edge-to-edge display.

Dual-rear cameras

Although Apple has revealed nothing about the dual-rear camera setup, its inclusion is highly likely. This is as the technolgy already made its debut in Apple iPhone 7 Plus last year. Apple is also said to be betting big on augmented reality (AR) technology. AR apps too can make good use of dual-rear camera set-up.

Wireless charging

Yes, iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging. This has reportedly been revealed by Robert Hwang, CEO of Taiwan-based iPhone assembler Wistron. “Assembly process for the previous generations of (iPhones) have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit,” Hwang reportedly told reporters during a shareholders’ meeting. Wistron is said to have recently started assembling iPhone SE units at its plant in Karnataka, India.

Water resistant, glass back panel

Besides confirming the wireless charging feature, Wistron CEO also revealed that the upcoming smartphones will have water-resistant design. Since the smartphone will come with wireless charging, analysts believe that it is likely to sport a glass or a plastic back panel for hinder-free connection.

For iOS users

Apple will be live streaming the iPhone 8 launch event using its HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. The technology requires Safari v9.0 and later on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).

For MacOS users

Those who are using Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or the iMac devices, would require the Safari version 10.11 or later to run the live stream.


For Windows users



Microsoft too will be live streaming the iPhone 8 from its Microsoft Edge browser. The browser is available for those who are using Windows 10 OS version on their PCs.

For Apple TV users

Those who are using even bigger displays to view the Apple iPhone 8 live stream will require Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

Besides the Apple iPhone smartphones, the company is also expected to launch the upgraded 4K Apple TV and the Apple Watch 3.

Apple iPhone 8 specifications

Summary
performance Quad core
display 5.0″ (12.7 cm)
storage 32 GB
camera 12 MP
battery 2350 mAh
ram 4 GB
special features
fingerprint sensor position Front
other sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensor Yes
general
quick charging Yes
operating system iOS v10
sim slots Single SIM, GSM
model iPhone 8
launch date March 21, 2018 (Unofficial)
brand Apple
sim size SIM1: Nano
network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensor Yes
multimedia
fm radio No
audio jack 3.5 mm
performance
chipset Apple A11
processor Quad core, 2.5 GHz
architecture 64 bit
ram 4 GB
design
build material Case: MetalBack: Metal
waterproof Yes Water resistant
display
display type OLED
pixel density 441 ppi
screen size 5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
screen resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
storage
internal memory 32 GB
expandable memory Yes Up to 256 GB
camera
settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
aperture F2.2
camera features 10 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch to focus
image resolution 4608 x 2592 Pixels
sensor Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
autofocus Yes
shooting modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode
resolution 7 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisation Yes
flash Yes Retina Flash
video recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps
battery
user replaceable No
quick charging Yes
wireless charging Yes
type Li-ion
capacity 2350 mAh
network connectivity
wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi features Mobile Hotspot
bluetooth Yes v4.2
volte Yes
usb connectivity USB 2.0
nfc Yes
network support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 450 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 9)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim size SIM1: Nano

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