Latest Apple iPhone 8 rumors: September 12th unveiling, top-of-the-line version to offer 512GB of storage

Latest Apple iPhone 8 rumors: September 12th unveiling, top-of-the-line version to offer 512GB of storage
One down, two to go. With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this morning, we still have the August 31st unveiling of the LG V30, and a rumored September 12th introduction of the Apple iPhone 8 to look forward to. You are probably thinking to yourself that this is the first time you have heard about a September 12th Apple event, and you're right. A website out of France is citing sources from inside the carrier community stating that Apple will unveil the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and the third series of the Apple Watch on that date. And yes, the timepiece will have an LTE radio built in.

If the September 12th date is correct, pre-orders would be expected to begin on September 15th with a launch of all three handsets on September 22nd. At this point, we have no idea what each phone will be named officially. Keeping with tradition, we would expect that the 4.7-inch model will be called the Apple iPhone 7s with the 5.5-inch phablet known as the Apple iPhone 7s Plus. For the premium tenth anniversary edition, which is the phone that everyone has been calling the Apple iPhone 8, possible names include the iPhone Pro, iPhone X (which would cover the premium nature of the device and also indicate it is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone) or simply the Apple iPhone.

Another report released today, this one out of China, indicates that the Apple iPhone 8 will launch with a base model containing 64GB of native storage. The mid-tier option would carry 256GB of native storage and (are you sitting down?) the high-end option would offer a whopping 512GB of native storage. KGI Securities, home of reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, had previously issued a report calling for the iPhone 8 to be offered in 128GB and 256GB variants only. On the other hand, Apple added a 512GB version of the iPad Pro this year, so perhaps we just might see that much storage made available to iPhone 8 users this year.

Without verification, we do suggest that you take all of this speculation with a grain of salt. And if you do decide to circle your calendar for September 12th, you might want to use a pencil until Apple itself announces the date of its next event.

source: Mac4Ever (translated), GeekBar (Weibo) via 9to5Mac (1), (2)

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35 Comments

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Who the heck needs 512GB?

3. Phonehex

Posts: 751; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

What timing by iPhonearena. Troll site ! hahahaha

19. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

What do you mean?? Covering the phone of the year is great instead of wasting time on that ugly looking, over priced Note 8 which is almost equal to the S8+...

4. Bankz

Posts: 2489; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I f**king do. God, 512? the iphone will so rain supreme amidst these dry and mediocre release everywhere.

20. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It's a rumour, lol

30. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 178; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

512 has been available on Android for a while through external SD.

15. Xilam unregistered

You can record everything in 4K!!! And keep all edited and made movies on device instead of cloud.

16. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2125; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I have only 80GB left from my 256GB...

31. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 714; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I do. What's the problem? Can't handle 512GB smartphone?

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

People that need 512GB storage, that's who.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

512gb iPhone will be a waste of money...

8. Bankz

Posts: 2489; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

A waste of money only when apple does it. Lmao.

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1793; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

It's a waste on any phone... I have the 256gb card in my S8+ and I have it loaded up with tons of stuff from music, to movies and documents and I sill have 100+gb's left... 512 is ridiculous..

10. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

512gb is not going to be a base model. So only those who actually need 512gb will buy it. Others can buy an iphone with smaller storage and save their money. Atleast appreciate apple for giving 512gb storage.

32. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 714; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

For those movies on the go, downloads too many games, takes too many photos. It's worth it!

6. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They are just trying to take the light off the note 8 , so F-ING funny

11. Bankz

Posts: 2489; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This news came out even before the note 8 came out. That PA are slow in reporting it or that u arent current isnt anybodies fault. So, shut the f**k up sissy.

21. sissy246

Posts: 7000; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You can STFU They did the article now to take the light off the note 8.. FU

7. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

32 GB enough for me

12. Phonehex

Posts: 751; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

because thats what your crappy LG G6 has. HAHA

28. domfonusr

Posts: 1070; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

32GB is enough for me, too, goofball. Frankly, I'm running 8GB ROM + 16GB microSD, and the ROM is getting too tight, but the microSD has loads of space left. If I had 16GB of ROM and 16GB microSD, or just 32GB ROM and no microSD, I would be totally set for quite some time.

9. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

What an ugly attitude from this shameless tech site. Boycott this Apple's puppet site, guys. They intentionally disrupt Samsung's biggest event here. This is Samsung's day, not Craaple's!

13. apple-rulz

Posts: 1896; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So then leave. Seriously, please leave. There is a site called sammobile, check them out.

14. Bankz

Posts: 2489; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

As if samsung doesn't do thesame thing to others. You're telling others to leave here, Yet, you're one of the most frequent posters on here. I and so many others find this site attractive and thats why we keep coming back. If you're tired of this site then you can quickly Gtfo.

29. domfonusr

Posts: 1070; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

We don't need to have a Samsung Day or an Apple Day, or any kind of "Day" for anyone. Anything can happen on any day, and I'm sure PA will write about it at about the time it happens. There are other sites, too, but none of them is as comprehensive as this one.

33. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 714; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And you think it isn't shameless to get a note 8 if you can get the s8+ at a much cheaper price? Think about it. If you get the same User experience from s8+ to note 8. What's the reason for getting the note 8?

17. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2125; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

512GB = $1200... I'm ready for $50/mo...

22. smoked_2na unregistered

fyahking - "Who the heck needs 512GB?" Other insightful statements.. "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

24. Tipus

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

That is very impressive, costly, but impressive

25. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The others will follow...in two years.

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