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Apple could start taking pre-orders for the new iPhone 8 on September 15 claims a new report

Apple is nearly certain to introduce a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) for the iPhone 8, as is usually the case with major iPhone releases. It is still unknown whether the upcoming device will be named as iPhone 8 or iPhone X. This design could be similar to this year's flagship phones by Samsung or LG such as the Galaxy S8.

The second point that UBS makes when predicting the iPhone X price is the way in which Apple chooses to enter a market.

While it was obvious that the new iPhone will be called iPhone 8 after the iPhone 7 models have been launched, now there are some doubts. But according to a new report from KGI securities, the wallet-crushing cost isn't Apple's fault; blame Samsung. Will they embrace the new phone and rush to upgrade?

Apple's iPhone 8 is going to have a super-fast infrared scanner with a facial recognition software to unlock the phone. It's also expected in three colors - black, copper and white - starting at $999.

And again following pre-orders, the new handset will most likely be released on Friday, September 22, with shipments going out to customers who have ordered the device. A decade on and we're now waiting in eager anticipation for the latest models, including the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, as well as the much heralded iPhone 8. In 2013, for example, Apple did not accept pre-orders for the iPhone 5s due to supply constraints, and in 2015, pre-orders took place early on a Saturday morning. Those prices would represent a $100 reduction from current levels, Sacconaghi said. That leads us to some interesting theories and more speculation around the freebies it could bundle, new features we could see, and hardware components that previous iPhones haven't had.

Understanding how Apple promotes and sells their products is an important step in figuring out the best time to buy. Also, the company is said to be pondering a possible release of iPhones featured LG technology at a later time during the lifecycle of the next generation, as the company reaches full production capacity. While it was initially believed that the iPhone 8 might ship later than both iPhone 7s models, it appears that that won't be the case. Also, let's not forget that iPhone 8 is likely Apple's most expensive phone offering and that its new product line will include lower-priced phones as well. According to rumors, the Apple's phone has been created to look like a flat glass. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an "outperform" rating and set a $175.00 price target on shares of Apple in a research report on Wednesday.

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