The iPhone 8 may be Apple's riskiest design yet

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Todd Haselton | CNBC

The iPhone 7 launch event was hosted in 2016 on September 7, a Wednesday and it opened for pre-booking from September 9, a Friday.

As such, Apple is expected to reveal a pair of updated handsets called the 7S and 7S Plus, but also show off an all-new phone, thought to be called the iPhone 8, iPhone Pro, iPhone X or iPhone Edition. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple encountered manufacturing problems that will delay the company's smartphone production by at least a month.

Forbes has also picked up the leak and points to a tweet by prominent tech leaker Evan Blass who vouches for the iPhone X naming convention.

Samsung's new Note 8 will cost $1599 when it goes on sale in stores in New Zealand on September 22. Kuo previously forecast that between 45-50 million of the "OLED iPhone" will be assembled in the upcoming year, although only 2-4 million units are expected to be built this quarter.

Citing two sources within German carriers, Macerkopf reported today that Apple is going to start taking pre-orders for the iPhone 8 starting September 15th. However, that investment is not expected to bear fruits this year. Swiping up further would close the app and take the user back to the home screen.

Apple's OLED screens are similar to the ones found on the phones of its main rival, Samsung - and with good reason. The front of the device will have symmetrical and slim bezels covering it. Excluding the dock, 24 icons will grace each page.

Apple might place the fingerprint sensor under the screen or in the rear panel. However, this time around, the company may introduce the USB Type-C to one end of the charging cord.

Apple has shown us that megapixel count doesn't matter as much as it should, with its line of iPhones capable of producing numerous best quality images out there when compared with the competition. At the top-tier of the flagship phone customers will have to part with $1199 for a model with a storage space of 512 GB.

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