September is quickly approaching, along with Apple's latest iPhone launch. As leaks keep coming in, Apple looks ready to launch three new models this fall. While the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will receive modest updates, the real story is the flagship 10th-anniversary iPhone 8. According to Nikkei Asian Review, Wistron CEO Robert Hwang has confirmed two rumors regarding the upcoming device.
Apple is expected to reveal the special-edition iPhone 8 alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus this fall. More photos have leaked, this time of three metal molds, which can be used by third-party accessory manufacturers. It's clear from the images that each iPhone will require a different case, since the iPhone 8 is slightly larger than the iPhone 7s, and smaller than the 7s Plus.
Several designs for the 10th-anniversary iPhone have floated around in recent months, but now BGR is showcasing photos of a mockup. The model allegedly represents the final iPhone 8 design, which will launch alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. There are several changes coming to the iPhone 8, also known as the iPhone Edition.
While the iPhone 8 includes design upgrades over last year's model, the iPhone X presents a completely new flagship iPhone. The iPhone X is more expensive, and the following features explain the higher price.
Update: Yes, Apple's flagship iPhone completely replaces Touch ID with facial recognition technology. Face ID will launch on the iPhone X with iOS 11.
Up to 10 prototypes of the iPhone X have been tested by Apple. According to analysts and supply chain leaks, the company is finally taking the plunge into facial recognition.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8, which can be unlocked using a photograph of a person's face, the iPhone X includes 3D face scanning capabilities.