While smartphone enthusiasts continue to wait with bated breath for the arrival of the iPhone 8, concrete details about Apple’s hotly anticipated 10th-anniversary phone are still hard to come by. The burning question on everyone's mind is when will the iPhone finally arrive?

Much to the chagrin of iPhone fanatics, Apple is still keeping its next flagship smartphone under wraps, which is creating more excitement around the new device’s imminent arrival.

The iPhone 8's alleged new design has been spotted online several times on Forbes among other online publications despite the lack of an official confirmation.

Here’s a roundup of everything you need to know about Apple’s latest handset.

Release date, and other details

Apple's recently concluded annual summer event, which covered June WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), saw the launch of a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro along with a new iMac Pro. Back in March, the tech firm debuted a new red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus without much fanfare.

That's not all. The Redmond-based tech titan still has a major event coming up this year in the form of its annual fall keynote in September. This is usually when Apple unveils its new iPhones and it looks like we'll finally be able to catch a brief glimpse of the long-awaited device at this impending event.

Apple's launch history

It can be recalled that last year Apple launched the iPhone 7 and its larger sibling the iPhone 7 Plus on September 7. This was followed up by another event that took place on October 26 where the company unveiled a new MacBook Pro.

  • Apple launched the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus on September 9, 2015
  • Apple launched the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on September 9, 2014
  • Apple launched the iPhone 5c and 5s on September 10, 2013
  • Apple launched the iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012

Basically, if Apple doesn't stray from its launch pattern, we will be able to take a gander at the iPhone 8 in early-to-mid September 2017 (most likely between September 7th and September 15th), according to a report from Heavy.

Other relevant details

We cannot rule out the possibility that the upcoming smartphone could make an appearance later this year, says renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He claims the manufacturing ramp-up for the new smartphone won't be before October-November for an OLED-laced variation.

Another report from MacRumors does not align with Kuo’s theory.

The report claims Apple is all set to start selling its iPhone 8 models in October right after the phone's September debut. Lining with this, CNET also confirms a September unveiling, further indicating that several models could possibly ship either in October or November.

Apple is highly likely to stick to its trend of September unveiling for new iPhone; however, this time around the coveted phones might not be shipped in the same month i.e. in September 2017). There's a possibility that the phones will be shipped later in the year instead. The tech giant continues to refrain from spilling the beans about its looming September event.