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Apple iPhone: 10 Years Young and Going Strong
08 Sep 17

Apple iPhone: 10 Years Young and Going Strong


The upcoming launch of the new iPhone offerings from Apple, 12 September 2017, have most people waiting eagerly with anticipation. There’s good reason for that too, this launch marks 10 years of iPhone launches, with the very first taking place in June 2007. That’s a decade of Apple’s iPhones, so naturally there are big expectations. 

What’s on it’s way 

Three new devices. Speculation is that Apple will follow suit with previous years and update its most recent iPhone 7, which will give us the new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. There is another possibility that’s been thrown around though, being a new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus instead. The new devices, whatever they might be called, will all be powered by the new operating system, iOS 11, expected to launch 13 September 2017. The spotlight, however, is on the tech giant’s new flagship device. 

A New Flagship to Mark 10 Years 

The newest iPhone expected to join the Apple family has been fuelling the rumour mill for the better part of the last year. From the design to the name, there’s been numerous supposed ‘leaks’ and rumours to date. But, as far as we can tell, the new flagship for Apple will more than likely be called the "iPhone 8”. Other names put forward for the new device are "iPhone Pro”, "iPhone Edition”, and our personal favourite "iPhone X”, with the "X” representing the number 10 in Roman numerals, indicative of the 10 year mark being celebrated. 

What to expect from the new Flagship 

Once again, this is pure speculation but most sources seem to agree that Apple’s new flagship device, the possible "iPhone 8” will have an edge to edge display, as seen in the Samsung Galaxy S8. Rumour has it that Apple has opted to leave out the home button, in favour of the edge to edge display. Other noteworthy changes are that the Touch ID feature has been replaced by a new 3D face scanning camera, wireless charging capabilities as seen with the Apple Watch and a glass body, similar to that of the iPhone 4. 

As yet, there is no confirmed date for when the new offerings from Apple will be available in South Africa. What we can tell you is that as soon as they’re available in the country, you will be able to find great contract deals for them on Phonefinder.

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