New iPhone 8 2017 specs, new features and price: Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, sparking iPhone charging rumours
when will the new Iphone 8 be released in the UK, and how different will it be from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus? (Or will the next generation of Apple smartphones be called the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus?) And what tech specs and new features should we expect from Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?
The iPhone 8 rumour mill is heating up, a month after the launch of the iPhone 7. Apple unveiled the new iPhone 7 alongside its bigger sibling the iPhone 7 Plus during a special event in September last year, so we're now looking ahead to the next generation. In this article, we round up all the rumours about the iPhone 8: the iPhone 8's UK release date (and on sale date), iPhone 8 UK price, iPhone 8 specs and new features. There's a lot to cover, so let's get started.
For advice on the current iPhone range, read our iPhone buying guide and best cheap iPhone deals UK. Or, if you'd like to look even further into the future (covering tech developments that come perilously close to the realms of science-fiction), read iPhone 9 and beyond: From graphene to motion charging.
Wireless charging rumours spread as Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium...
...but analysts predict wireless charging will require a separate accessory
New section for leaked images, videos and concept illustrations of iPhone 8
Possibility that there will be no physical buttons at all
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iPhone 8 expected to break thousand-dollar barrier for first time
Apple hardware partner Japan Display confirms it is ready to make curved screens.
New predictions that Touch ID will be built into the iPhone 8's display and will be joined by a new security feature: facial recognition.
Predictions that late 2017 will see the launch of an 'iPhone X'.
iPhone 8 release date rumours: Release schedule
Macworld's verdict: the iPhone 8 is likely to be released in September 2017.
Before we think about new features you should expect in the iPhones of the future, let's talk about the likely release date schedule. Apple's latest batch of smartphones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, were released in the autumn of 2016. (Read more: iPhone 7 review and iPhone 7 Plus review.) Read more