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It has been raining Apple leaks! As rumored earlier, Apple is hosting its iPhone 8 September event on September 12th, 2017 at Steve Jobs theatre at its new Headquarters in Cupertino . The event is set to start at 10AM PDT or 10:30PM IST . And as per Apple’s website, you need to have to fulfil the following requirements to watch the live stream .

Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

But how do the previous and upcoming iPhone stack up with each other? Let us check it out!

Apple iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus :

Apple will be following the tradition of its iPhone numbering and will be launching the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus as successors to the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus which were released last year . Both of these devices are rumored to be slightly taller and broader but so negligibly that normal users wont event notice . Plus, they might get Aluminum frame and rear panel made of glass to support wireless charging but it is not expected to be as fast as the native wireless chargers from other competitors .Yes, there will Touch ID in the front!

Apple iPhone 8 (iPhone X) :

Source : Bloomberg

This will be the third iPhone for the event . This will be the special edition iPhone with bezel less display . This will the 10th Anniversary of iPhone and this special iPhone will carry most of the special changes and design improvements . The Touch ID is removed from the front and we are not yet quiet sure if fingerprint authentication will even exist in the device but what we are slightly confident about is the IRIS Scanning technology that we saw earlier debuting in the Lumia 950/XL and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, S8/+ and the Note 8. In place of the physical Touch ID, the phone will have a virtual home button for the device.

iPhone 7

As obtained from GSMArena, this is what iPhone 7 is made of :

Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1660, A1778
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1660
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – A1660, A1778
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA – A1660
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1660, A1778
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Launch Announced 2016, September
Status Available. Released 2016, September
Body Dimensions 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
Weight 138 g (4.87 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
Platform OS iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.3.3
Chipset Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPU PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
Memory Card slot No
Internal 32/128/256 GB, GB, 2 GB RAM
Camera Primary 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features 1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, check quality
Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
Sound Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio No
USB 2.0, reversible connector
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Features Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)
Talk time Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h
Misc Colors Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
SAR 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 1.38 W/kg (head)     1.34 W/kg (body)
Price About 610 EUR
Tests Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 3416
Display Contrast ratio: 1603:1 (nominal), 3.964 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 67dB / Noise 73dB / Ring 75dB
Audio quality Noise -92.4dB / Crosstalk -80.9dB
Battery life

iPhone 7 Plus

As obtained from GSMArena, this is what iPhone 7 Plus is made of :

Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1661, A1784
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1661
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – A1661, A1784
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA – A1661
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1661, A1784
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Launch Announced 2016, September
Status Available. Released 2016, September
Body Dimensions 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
Platform OS iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.3.3
Chipset Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPU PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
Memory Card slot No
Internal 32/128/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
Camera Primary Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features 1/3″ sensor size @ 28mm, 1/3.6″ sensor size @ 56mm, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, check quality
Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
Sound Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio No
USB 2.0, reversible connector
Features Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery (11.1 Wh)
Stand-by Up to 384 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play Up to 60 h
Misc Colors Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
SAR 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 1.24 W/kg (head)     1.00 W/kg (body)
Price About 830 EUR
Tests Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 3796
Display Contrast ratio: 1398:1 (nominal), 3.588 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 72dB
Audio quality Noise -93.1dB / Crosstalk -80.5dB
Battery life

We all know that the iPhone 8 or iPhone X will be a clear winner because of the A11 chipset based on 10 nanometer technology and the dual camera on this special edition iPhone is expected to be iterating in a positive direction .

To check what ever is expected from the September 2017 event, check out our earlier post here .

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