Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 release.
The upcoming iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, or iPhone Edition) that Apple might unveil at a rumored event on September 12 will completely kill one of the most iconic features of all its predecessors: the home button.
Three new iPhones are said to be on their way to the market, including two updated versions of the iPhone 7 and a premium iPhone 8 that includes an edge-to-edge display and facial-recognition technology.
Instead of pressing the home button to perform functions such as calling up Siri and viewing app screens, users will maneuver around the iPhone 8 using gestures.
The company that's widely expected to supply the key wireless charging chip technology to Apple is Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO). However, it has been unclear how the iPhone 8 would work with the loss of the home button.
If the release date news isn't enough to get you excited about Apple's newest handset, information about the phone's price has also been supposedly leaked. A new report on Wednesday explained how users will navigate the iPhone 8's interface. Since the home button is no more, TouchID no longer has a home (pun intended).
Either way, if you're planning to upgrade your phone, you should probably wait a few weeks while they iron out the manufacturing kinks in the iPhone 8, and to avoid getting caught up in the initial scrum of buyers clamouring for new phones.
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But since the upcoming phone is nearly bezel-less, its overall size is closer to iPhone 7.
Of course, the iPhone that makes it to consumer hands could be quite different from the concepts Apple is testing, so don't take today's report as confirmation the iPhone 8 is doing away with the home button.
As evidenced by its strong Q4 guidance, Apple continues to bet on itself and expects to maintain its high-operating momentum through the rest of the year.
"So, here's hoping Apple starts doing more than just testing Pencil on iPhone - and starts shipping", Ritchie writes.