Apple's 2017 flagship will officially be called iPhone X not iPhone 8?

Apple's 2017 flagship will officially be called iPhone X not iPhone 8?

Apple's 2017 flagship will officially be called iPhone X not iPhone 8?

Apple has been widely rumoured to launch as many as three new handsets at its iPhone anniversary event, including a redesigned hero model that could even forgo a Home button for the first time. The anniversary iPhone is very likely to break the $1,000 price limit, but despite becoming one of the most expensive smartphones on the market, analysts still expect it to be the most successful iPhone in history. The article also notes - and is corroborated by 9to5mac - that the other two phones will be called iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, rather than the previously rumoured names of iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.

After months of speculation, we finally know when Apple will make its next big announcement. One leak now claims that Apple will indeed launch the iPhone 8, but not as the flagship one. With the introduction of iOS 11 Apple has enhanced its mobile payment solution with Apple Pay Cash (only in the US).

In June, iPhone assembler Wistron confirmed that this year's iPhones will be waterproof.

But today, a new report from Dutch site iCulture suggests an entirely different name: iPhone X.

The iPhone 8 is going to be the highlight of the event [VIDEO]. After talking to several casemakers, at the ongoing IFA event in Berlin, they think that the high-end device might be named iPhone Edition.

On the back, it is said to house a vertically aligned dual-camera on the left corner, while rest of the body has simplistic plain design - as seen in current models. "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.

Coming to the price details, iPhone 8 is expected to come with a price tag of $999 with an OLED display. However, Kuo predicts the iPhone 8 will be released in limited quantities. However, this is only partially true since a recent leak shows us that iPhone 8 will actually be available for purchase in the 128GB and 256GB storage variants.

The Sept. 12 event could also feature updated versions of Apple TV and Apple Watch.

The new iPhones are expected to be put up for pre-order on September 15 and hit stores the following Friday, September 22.

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