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Apple's new iPhones will be announced on Sept. 12

Mashable

New iPhones are coming in September, and now we know exactly when. Apple sent out invitations to press on Thursday for a special event on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. Like clockwork, the company will likely announce this year's new iPhones at the event as well as new Apple Watches and new iPads. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. The invitation doesn't provide much a hint for what to expect.


Apple's new iPhones will be announced on Sept. 12

Mashable

New iPhones are coming in September, and now we know exactly when. Apple sent out invitations to press on Thursday for a special event on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. Like clockwork, the company will likely announce this year's new iPhones at the event as well as new Apple Watches and new iPads. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. The invitation doesn't provide much a hint for what to expect.


Why I'm skipping the iPhone X

ZDNet

I don't buy myself a new iPhone every year. In fact, I'm running one of the first iPhone 6 Plus handsets to come off the production line, released back in September of 2014. Yes, my daily driver iPhone is three years old. I have access to newer models for testing in the lab, but a combination of me needing more capacity than the base version allows, and the fact that I'm stubborn when it comes to changing things means that I've been happy with the iPhone 6 Plus. It has lived in a heavy duty Anker case for all that time, and it looks and works pretty much like new. Oh, and it never suffered from any "Bendgate" problems.


New iPhone 8 Details Will Anger Users

Forbes - Tech

More positively JPMorgan reiterates that the iPhone 8 will use an L-shaped battery which will result in 30% larger capacity and rear dual camera, which is backed up by previous reports. Though it states all these upgrades will lead to a $75-80 manufacturing cost per unit (excluding construction), which ties in with expectations of a higher price - possibly in excess of $1,000. And yet for users who are angry at what JPMorgan is presenting as a significantly less ambitious iPhone 8 than some had expected, there is a flaw in its reasoning which suggests any frustrations be directed at it instead: it concludes the iPhone 8 will come bundled with AirPods. Quite frankly, I find this preposterous. Other than the dent this would add to Apple profits (and be a needless expense to anyone already owning quality earphones/headphones), is the fact it makes no logistical sense. Ever since their release, Apple has suffered major supply issues with AirPods and even at the time of publication buyers are told to expect a six week shipping delay. So the thought Apple could fix this to the extent that AirPods will be supplied in the 60-80M iPhone 8 units Apple is predicted to sell in its first quarter is comical.


We really, really want this new iPhone 8 rumor to be true

Mashable

The world of iPhone rumors is in flux. Early reports that the iPhone 8 (if that's what it'll be called) will basically be a slab of uninterrupted glass on the front have now given way to rumors that it will be a much more conventional phone, albeit with very thin bezels around the screen. Now, a new report from iDrop News, citing a source from Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer who builds the iPhone for Apple, once again claims that the iPhone will be all screen on the front. In fact, the report brings back into play pretty much all the cool things we've heard (and were then told they probably weren't true) about the next iPhone: Touch ID under the 5.8-inch OLED display, "invisible" selfie camera under the display, slightly curved glass on both front and back, puny, 4mm bezels around the screen. The report also says the phone will have wireless charging, but it doesn't mention which type, and it mentions a large power button with "two points of contact."