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Apple 'iPhone 8', 'iPhone 8 Plus', 'iPhone Edition' possible names for 2017 iPhone lineup

The 'iPhone Edition' is likely to be the anniversary edition with glass design and support for wireless charging.

  • Published: September 2, 2017 12:27 PM IST
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Apple will be hosting its annual iPhone event on September 12 at the newly built Steve Jobs theater. As per rumors so far, Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 8, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. While it s more or less confirmed that Apple will indeed launch three iPhones this year, the names may vary according to a new report. Case makers familiar with the company have revealed that the lineup will actually include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone Edition. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android

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9to5Mac reports meeting various case makers at the IFA 2017 who have updated their internal SKUs this week to the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Edition. Why this report makes news is because these casemakers whose identities are kept anonymous, are certified with one even selling their products at the Apple Store. Presumably, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would be the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. As for the iPhone Edition, it would naturally be the iPhone 8 marking the iPhone s 10th anniversary.

Apart from the new names given to the iPhones, it was also revealed that the iPhone Edition will come with Qi wireless charging. The charging is said to be available at a reduced rate making it compatible with present Qi chargers. In addition to this, Apple is said to continue using the Lightning charger for the iPhone lineup this year. DON’T MISS: ARKit: A definitive leap towards making augmented reality mainstream

Apple fans would be looking forward to the new features on the next generation iPhones more than their names. The ‘iPhone Edition’ would be the highlight of the event as it is expected to feature a radical design as compared to the older models. A mix of old and new, the iPhone Edition is expected to flaunt a glass back like the iPhone 4, and an all-display design. The placement of the Touch ID is still debatable with some suggesting it on the rear and others underneath the display itself. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8 to feature an iPad-like dock bar, gestures support

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  • Published Date: September 2, 2017 12:27 PM IST


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