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WSJ says 2017 Apple iPhone models will be unveiled on September 12th

WSJ says 2017 Apple iPhone models will be unveiled on September 12th
Last week, we passed along a rumor that called for Apple to unveil the Apple iPhone 7s, Apple iPhone 7s Plus and the tenth anniversary iPhone (currently known as the Apple iPhone 8) on September 12th. Today's Wall Street Journal says that Apple has scheduled a product announcement event on that rumored date of September 12th. The event is supposedly going to take place at the new Steve Jobs theater on Apple's campus. The new venue seats 1,000 people.

Demand for the premium priced Apple iPhone 8 is expected to be strong. According to market research firm 451 Research, 52% of consumers looking to buy a smartphone in the next 90-days said that they would buy an iPhone. That is the highest percentage scored for the device since 2010.

The tenth anniversary iPhone is expected to feature an OLED panel (the first time any iPhone has sported one) with an edge-to-edge display, a facial detection system, an "L"-shaped battery with long life, the Apple A11 chipset, and certain AR features. The phone could be offered with 64GB, 256GB and 512GB of native storage, and rumors have the handset priced in the range of $1,000 to $1,400.

As different as the tenth anniversary iPhone model is expected to be compared to past iPhone units, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are expected to resemble the 2016 Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus respectively. Those two handsets will feature LCD displays and carry Touch ID.

Besides the 2017 iPhone models, Apple is expected to introduce the Apple Watch Series 3 during the same event. With an embedded SIM card and a built-in LTE radio, the timepiece is said to connect to the internet without having to be paired to a nearby iPhone.

source: WSJ

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21 Comments

Bankz

Posts: 2419; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Oh just release this sweet sweet candy already. I cant wait no more ffs..

piyath

Posts: 2441; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Yeah me too... Eagerly waiting....

apple-rulz

Posts: 1723; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So excited and looking forward to the new iPhone, 256GB onboard storage will be sweet!

Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3079; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Warrior Social Justice?

domfonusr

Posts: 925; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I wonder if they'll announce a new iPhone SE at the same event, or if that will be announced at a different time and/or place...

libra89

Posts: 1975; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I haven't seen any solid rumors about a refreshed SE being announced there, the latest one is for early next year.

domfonusr

Posts: 925; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I have read rumors of a first-release of a refreshed SE in India any time after August, followed by an eventual release in the US by early Spring 2018. I have read similar reports in a number of places, and so I was hoping that perhaps there might be an announcement in the days ahead, even if it wasn't to be released in the states for many months yet. Frankly, I'm hoping that such an event would precipitate the lowering of iPhone SE prices from various carriers...

trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple will cash in on this one big time.

Supah

Posts: 655; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Yup, they're gonna sell a whole lot of 7S, 7S+ & 8

Klinton

Posts: 1407; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Knowing the iboy's mentality, 7S and 7S+ will not be counted as a real buying option, if there is really coming iPhone 8

Supah

Posts: 655; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Hardcore Apple fans won't mind spending more to get the iPhone 8 but a lot of their users would be just fine & happy with the iPhone 7 & 7+. Those casual users definitely won't spend $1,400 on a phone.

domfonusr

Posts: 925; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

If I buy an iPhone, it'll be an SE because I like the price better, because I am becoming, more and more all the time, a casual user, and because I like compact phones. I will never spend $1,400 on a phone, Apple product or otherwise.

domfonusr

Posts: 925; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

With Apple raking in the dough, at least I know they'll be around for a few years yet... and better than that, most likely. Regardless of what you may think about Apple products, and regardless of the high prices and overpricing, they are better off, financially, than anyone else. That is why I know that my expensive iTunes content and rather expensive iPod nano will be supported for years to come (even though they are not selling iPod nano's anymore), and that is why an iPhone is my current second-choice for a new phone some time in the next nine months. I once made the same kind of calculation, a long time ago, when I decided that I loved Nokia products, and began my time as a Nokia fanboy. It was a tragic mistake, and although I still remember some of those times fondly, I was put to shame by the Apple and Android fanboys, whose tech came out on top. I'm never going to be a fanboy again, but I am going to try to go where there is a significant possibility of long-term support for things. I don't think I'll have a problem getting two years out of an Android phone most of the time, but I'm hoping to get double that, or more, out of an Apple product. Apple also keeps things fairly simple, and I am looking for more simplicity in life right about now. There is a definite allure there, and I may yet get a chance to test whether there is something real in the rumors.

Supah

Posts: 655; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

No hate, do what makes you happy mate. If simplicity is important to you, I think Apple will be a great choice.

cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Can't wait.....

CreeDiddy

Posts: 1977; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The iPhone 8S or 9 will be $1100, $1200, $1300 as it will resemble the same size as the 6/6S/7/7S Plus, but the size of 6.4" screen. That is technically the phone I want. I can live with the the 5.8", but I believe the size too small.

darkkjedii

Posts: 30343; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This phone is gonna sell like hot cakes. It sucks, cause it's gonna be hard to get for at least a few months. It'll be plentiful by December like always. It's still a wait and see for me at this time, but It's gonna be this years BIG release. I know my niece, and my older sister will have them for sure.

poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Can't wait for this whole thing to be over with. Apple coverage just eats too much from other more impressive phones that have launched or in the process of launching.

hamaidx

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Oh here it comes... the shiny black Dildo --- Oops ... I meant Shiny black BRICK!!

gigicoaste

Posts: 426; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

sooo.. what do you think about the price PA? It looks like since you did not mentioned.. it's alright for you.. 1000$ start point. :))

riteshrkm

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

i am very happy with my 6s as i can't afford iphone 8. No point in getting 7s/7s plus as my A9 chip is still a beast,same design n more importantly I HAV A HEADPHONE JACK!!!!!!!!!

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