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Now that Samsung is done with its Galaxy Note 8, all eyes in the tech industry are on Apple. The Cupertino-based tech firm is widely expected to launch its new iPhone models later this year but the exact launch date is still a mystery. But it looks like a website going by the name Mac4Ever seems to have some leads on the iPhone 8 launch dates.

According to the website, Apple will be launching its rumored iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus models on September 12. It has also been mentioned that the smartphones will be going on sales a week and a half after the launch, September 22. It is worth adding that the dates mentioned here go in line with Apple’s past record wherein it launches the handset on Tuesday or Wednesday and makes it available on a Friday.

While there is no official confirmation on the dates, the report says that this news has been received from telephone carriers. It is worth mentioning that at the same time we could also see the rollout of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, WatchOS 4 and tv OS 11.

Bloomberg recently compiled all the ‘new’ features that are coming to the iPhone 8.

 According to the list, the Apple iPhone 8 will feature a 3D facial recognition sensor on top at the front for unlocking the device and make secure payments. There will also be an infrared sensor that will let users unlock the device using face recognition even in low light situations. Besides these two sensors will be a ‘Smart’ camera with an improved scene and object detection.
The smartphone is said to feature inductive charging, something that has been in rumors for quite some time. As seen in the leaks, the report says the iPhone 8 to feature a longer power button on the side.

The device will probably also sport a near bezel-less display with more aspect ratio. Users will be able to tap on the screen to wake the handset, a functionality widely used in a majority of the Android smartphones. The extended display will also include a virtual home button, which will be replacing the Touch ID button seen in iPhone models until now.