The Apple iPhone 8 launch is one of the most heavily anticipated events of this year. Its premiere date has been a subject of much speculation. Analysts claimed that the company might delay the launch by almost two months, yet sources close to the matter refute these predictions. A new rumor emerging from media publication, Investor Place, now claims that the 10th-anniversary iPhone device may be unveiled at an event on September 12.

iPhone 8 could feature dual rear camera

According to Forbes, Apple is rumored to equip its device with features that haven’t appeared on an iPhone before. For instance, the smartphone is going to feature a dual rear camera sensor, which more devices, recently, seem to be carrying this feature.

iPhone 8 is also further rumored to sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen with an edge-to-edge design. It appears that Apple will be following Samsung’s footsteps as its Galaxy Note 8 and S8 handsets came packed with a bezel-less display too.

The handset will be powered by iOS 11 and the latest A11 chipset. The company CEO, Tim Cook is planning on adding support for Augmented Reality (AR) in the iPhone 8. Designers at Apple have been working towards integrating the smartphone with a front-facing 3D face scanner. This will apparently serve the purpose of the facial recognition technology. At the same time, Apple is also expected to ditch the physical home button with the touch ID. According to a report by Investor Place, citing information provided by CNBC, the firm will introduce three new iPhone devices at an event on 13 September.

The three devices include iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. The firm will also introduce the third-generation Apple Watch at the event.

Most expensive iPhone

Just ahead of the launch, Apple has released the eighth beta of iOS 11 for its developers. The latest version can be downloaded by registered app developers via an over-the-air update, reports BGR. The same report suggests that Apple might introduce iOS 11’s original version next month. The company has also provided professionals, the access to the newest update of macOS (High Sierra) beta. This is also the eighth such version that the firm has come up with. Apple specialist from KGI Securities, Ming Chi Kuo made a prediction regarding the iPhone 8 device earlier this year. He claimed that the firm might price it at around $1,000, making it as expensive as the MacBook Pro laptop.