The official announcement of the iPhone 8 is scheduled to take place during the month of September. However, one analyst believes that to further encourage users to wait for the upcoming smartphone, the radically changed product is expected to be previewed during the upcoming WWDC event, which for those that do not know, is Apple’s annual conference for developers.
Preview of iPhone 8 Could Also Be Given to Appease Shareholders Given Apple’s Decent But Slowed Revenue Growth for Q2 2017 Earnings
JPMorgan analyst by the name of Rod Hall has suggested that the iPhone 8 is going to be given a preview at the annual WWDC event. Apple previously unveiled its iPhone SE, which featured the same screen size as the iPhone 5s but came with better performing and efficient internals to match the capability of the iPhone 6s.
In short, giving a sneak preview of a smartphone is definitely possible at this event, and there are a number of reasons why the company could be willing to make the move. For starters, the profit generated by Apple for its Q2 2017 earnings is nowhere close to the amount the tech giant generated in Q1 2017, leading critics and shareholders to believe that perhaps the magic of the firm has started to dissipate.
Another reason is the lack of design change for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and lastly, the growing interest in the iPhone 8, which will prevent consumers from making a purchase right now. The upcoming device has been rumored on countless occasions to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED panel and will also ship with a bezel-less display to compete with the likes of Galaxy S8 and G6.
JP Morgan's Rod Hall first suggested iPhone 8 could be previewed at WWDC on 4/20
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Other notable features include support for wireless charging and a glass and metal chassis. Previewing the iPhone 8 at WWDC will certainly be a great decision from Apple, but we still want you to take this rumor with a pinch of salt for now.
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