Apple iPhone 8 release date may not be delayed after all, Apple sends blackout days for staff


The Apple iPhone 8 release date could happen somewhere between September 17th and November 4th. This is the logical conclusion to make after Apple has allegedly posted blackout dates for staff, suggesting that this would be a busy period when it will need all hands on deck. The information comes from what looks like an official Apple memo to staff, obtained by Apple enthusiast Benjamin Geskin.

"Keep in mind that these dates are subject to change as our support volume expectations fluctuate," the memo says.


Apple traditionally holds a keynote event to officially announce its iPhone in the beginning or the middle of September, with an actual launch of the device in a week and a half. Traditionally, Apple keynotes happen on a Wednesday or a Tuesday, while the release date for iPhones is usually set for a Friday.

We've previously heard some speculation that Apple's iPhone 8, a ground-breaking design overhaul of the iPhone series, might be a bit late this year. These black-out dates, however, do not corroborate this theory.

Apple is also said to release two upgraded versions of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that it is said to call the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

The new iPhone 8 is expected to have a 'bezel-less' display, a new type of under-glass fingerprint sensor, a dual camera setup, as well as some innovative augmented reality functionality.

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31 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Sp the same as every year and still no where close to a confirmation on iphone unicorn edition.

2. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Maybe they're innovating silently all these years . Ask any iSheep , they'll talk about the countless innovations every year

19. Nopers unregistered

Apple don't really innovate but that's not what I care about. It looks as if this alleged iPhone that hopefully exists will be the first phone to successfully use a ding reprint sensor under the display (which is huge). If Apple copies the rest from jailbreak developers or Android features then it's just more I can do on my phone and fewer reasons to switch to Android.

29. sgodsell

Posts: 7364; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is some rumors that Apple's iPhone 8 will have some AR capabilities. But then again Android has some smartphones that offer AR capabilities like Lenovo's Phab 2 pro, and Asus's Zenphone AR both have Tango. Asus's AR device is also Daydream VR compatible as well.

30. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

I just want a phone that performs as it did out of the box for 2 years. Then I'll get a new one and pass down my old one to my mum to use for another 2 years. Android users scream about features Apple users just want a good phone that stays good for longer.

3. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

who will buy iphone 7s if there is better version (iphone 8) !! it will be stupid step from apple

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How about someone who may not want to pay $1000+ for a phone? How about someone who may not like the new design, that isn't really new? How about those people?

20. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

@Techie Totally agree , in fact a large volume of people will be able to afford last years flagships after a decent price cut.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When PA first started the iPhone Anniversary Edition rumors, I was excited, because since it is an Anniversary model, I expect Apple to really pullout all the stops. But no, same old APple just doing enough to get buy. Ugly design to start. That camera bump is unforgivable. Its too wide. But I expected a device more similar to the S8. I expected a redesign of the 7S, but instead same ole same ole. Maybe its gonna have wireless charging...but likely not fast charging because its patented and Apple hates paying for patents as it is. So its still gonna charge slower than the Galaxy S, the design I've seen so far is boring. YEs it is cool it will be a full screen device, but the design of the dummy's has been lame. I am personally disappointed. I just bought the 7+, so I'm not in the market for an iPhoen for another couple years. But I would have sold it, and bought the 8 if it was worth it. But $1000 to get phone that is gonna be less than what my S8+ is already, or basically an iPhone 7S+ with a OLED display is disappointing to say the least. But yet the Apple lovers are gonna go run an buy this. Apple needs a lesson. The fans need to nit buy it, so Apple wakes up and brings something in 2018. Considering the falling sales, considering the high failure rate, Apple should be going all out and they aren't. The base iPhone is 4.7". The Plus is 5.5. So why not make the Anniversary model 5.8 or maybe 5.8? I actually hope it has terrible sales so they wake up and do better. At $1000 only an idiot would buy to be honest. Because if it is just gonna bring to the table what the S6 or S7 has, then its not worth $1000. I don't care whose name is on it.

21. YoJerms77

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 25, 2017

Exactly TechieXP1969, I couldn't agree with you more. The latest iPhone is the 7 and 7 Plus. But people still opt for the 6S and 6S Plus. Just because the 8 is coming, doesn't mean nobody will want the 7 or 7 Plus anymore!

12. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It's all about price. the iPhone 8 will probably come at a premium, even compared to the 7sPlus

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And it won't even be worth it from what we've seen so far. I'm very disappointed so far. 5.1"? Really? What they should have did was make the base iPhone 5.1", kept the Plus at 5.5, and made the iPhone Anniversary Edition (and not call it the iPhone 8) and make it 5.7 or 5.8".

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Does every Apple article now just devolve into trolls ass licking each other with their "Apple so innovative... not!" comments? I've lost a lot of respect for this site these past few months. Why can't I read ANY Apple article without two asshats like the tardmuffins above completely veering into delusion? I don't go to Android articles and s**t all over it every time one pops up. Whatever, not like the circle jerk is going to cease... it's only gotten slightly worse. I'm genuinely turned off by the vertical camera. I get that it has a proposed purpose, but it's relatively ugly. Scratch that; incredibly ugly. Everything else is lit. And no, I don't give a s**t that Samsung's design is similar. Does the S8 run iOS? Nope? Then I don't want it. I pre-ordered my U11 the other day and genuinely think that's a better phone outside of superficial nonsense. That'll be my Android flagship of the year, and hopefully the iPhone 8/x will be available by November.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Don't you think for 10 years, that the new iPhone should be a radical really top notched design and capabilities, for a device that is a 10th Anniversary model? The rotated camera is the least of what I think is an issue here. Don't you think a phone they plan to release for $1000 should be better than what the leaks have shown you could be getting? I'm kinda glad I got the iPhone 7, because I won't have to buy an iPhone for at least 4 years again, since the last model I had is my 4/4s. But if the 8 would have been awesome, would have simply sold my 7+ and take the cash and get the 8.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You make a valid argument, but anniversary related things have never been my thing. I think my main reason for even going for the 8/x instead of the 7S is the pocketability.

18. .7.8.6.

Posts: 75; Member since: May 25, 2017

Hope the ip8 bring backs resemblance like the ip5 and ip4 Hated the ugly ip3,ip6 and ip7 And finally make ios11 more like wp10 or Android 7 And be able to have root access

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Kiko, that's arte8800, and he's lying dude.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But Anniversary things can be good, if you actually make it be something worth bearing the name. Take a look at car companies and what they have done with Anniversary models. I mean like the mustang, the Corvette and Lamborghini to name a few. I wanted Apple to do sooemthing radical, but not too over the top. Mor ethan a slight change, but really make a whole new design at the least. This just looks like an uglier iPhone 6 with a full display. Ive, or whoever is the design person is lazy. I could design something far better. In fact, many renders we have seen online were much better than this: http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/198786-image/Fan-made-Apple-iPhone-7-concepts-and-renders.jpg And while many retards were saying, like Bucky that the S8 is just a reduced bezel S7, then what is the iPhone 8 then? A no bezel having iPhone 7?

11. .7.8.6.

Posts: 75; Member since: May 25, 2017

Well there's nothing to sht about Android, because ios6,7,8,9,10 are all stolen feautres from Linux. Copycat wannabe Apple. Never can or have they innivated anything just a bunch off hippies and dump fools giving Apple the hype My last iphone was the ip4, since then they are garbage, untill ios becomes like Android. Even Wp is less restrictive than ios The Htc11 i find it fugly My last Htc phone was the M7. The m8,m9,m10 and m11 are ugly looking. Id take the m7 design with the m11 spec

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@arte8800 post 11. Remember the lie you told, on one of your other accounts arte? You said you, your sister, and brother swap phones, and that you had a 32 gig iPhone 6S Plus? You then said on another article from the same account, that you had a 128 gig iPhone 6S. Now your last iPhone was the iPhone 4? You gotta remember your lies...i do.

17. Vancetastic

Posts: 1305; Member since: May 17, 2017

I joined here hoping for slightly more intelligent discussion than a place like, say, BGR. I'm maybe a little disappointed so far. To comment on the actual subject... I agree that that camera thing is awkward looking, but unlike the goofy trolls here, I'd rather reserve final judgement until the dang thing actually comes out.

28. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"I'd rather reserve final judgement until the dang thing actually comes out" Agree with this. Even though I would not buy one it will still be interesting to see what apple comes out with. I just don't believe rumors at all. What for the real thing.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No maybe not all Android, you sure do all Samsung articles.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The world is waiting.....

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No the world isn't. Some people in the world are. We know all the fruitcakes and snowflakes are though!

13. .7.8.6.

Posts: 75; Member since: May 25, 2017

The iPhone gets more press than a Brangelina sex video, and acts like it's the only smart phone on the planet... so why is it so rubbish at doing what it says on the tin?

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

We knew that anyways. It's just you all trying to create some hype train to make people run and camp out to be first

15. .7.8.6.

Posts: 75; Member since: May 25, 2017

Darkkjedii will be the first to camp, prior 3 days earlier...... lol.

10. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

This Banjamin is itself a troll. Don't know why every website keeps posting stuff from him as he is not a credible source. http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/01/28/wary-fake-leaks-especially-twitter-accounts-like-venyageskin1/

16. .7.8.6.

Posts: 75; Member since: May 25, 2017

So wheres the ip7s.....

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