Tenth-anniversary Apple iPhone to release today in US
A customer views the new iPhone 7 smartphone inside an Apple store in Los Angeles, California US Photograph: (Reuters)
The internet is going gaga before the new iPhone release. iPhone will be releasing the much awaited new model in its series on Tuesday in the US.
Major features of the new phone including its anticipated name are flooding the internet.
The new launch is believed to revolutionise the iPhone series. The company will be marking its 10th anniversary with the launch of new model iPhone 8.
The anticipated name of the new model is said to be called iPhone X.
The handset is designed with promising features that include wireless charging, facial recognition, and edge to edge display. Also for the first time ever an Apple phone will be launched with no home button.
A report speculates that the new phone will be available for pre-order on September 15 and will hit stores by September 22.
The company will be releasing three phones in the event.
Besides iPhone X, Apple will also introduce two other phones called iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Reports also indicate that Apple may gift its users Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV.
iPhone X will be Apple's most expensive handset to date. According to a report in The Telegraph, one of the executives at Apple manufacturer Foxconn has clarified that the high-end device will "not be cheap".
The phone might cost $1,000 in the US which makes it 54 per cent more expensive than the current iPhone 7.
The new model is expected in three colours, White, Black and Copper or Gold.
The handset is hoped to come with a bigger screen size of about 5.8-inch edge to edge OLED display. However, Apple may not increase the actual size of the footprint.
The handset may also introduce a different back replacing the usual aluminium screen.
The new model may completely remove the original iPhone home button. In its previous launch, Apple had adorned iPhone 7 with a solid state home button which operated not with a click but vibrations. Apple has also introduced advanced pressure detection technology with 3D Touch. Also, the phone screen's lights up as soon as it is picked up. The new model may get further up gradation.
Reports also indicate that the new iPhone may be launched with an infrared scanner replacing its Touch ID fingerprint scanner and home button. The feature will unlock the phone using facial recognition software.
The leaked images have also hinted on a 3D camera.
Previous leaks have hinted on new developments in Apple's camera technology. The "SmartCam" is said to differentiate between different scenes and objects.
Rumours hint that Apple may offer wireless charging as an optional extra.
The new handset will be released by Apple CEO Tim Cook at an event in California.