Apple iPhone 8: everything we know so far

UPDATE 11/09: Massive iPhone X, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus data leak

Every iPhone launch is a big deal, but the iPhone X looks like being the most significant new phone release for years.

That's because this year marks the tenth anniversary of the first iPhone's launch in 2007, and all the signs are that Apple is going to massively overhaul its flagship device and we'll be seeing the results very soon indeed. We’re expecting the announcement of a premium iPhone X, alongside more minor upgrades in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

That naming scheme doesn't follow Apple's usual method of slapping an 'S' on the end and calling it a day, which clearly means big things are on the way. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria? Nah, probably not - but we're betting you're still excited.

So what's in store? We've rounded up everything we know so far about the new phone, from its release date to its new features and its likely price. You'll find a mixture of hard news and entirely unsubstantiated rumours - but don't worry, because we'll guide you through every one of them and tell you what you should believe. On with the show...

When will the Apple iPhone 8 be out?

As a rule, Apple launches its smartphones in the second week of September, and that's the case yet again with the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. An invite has been sent out to select media for an event on 12th September and it's here where we're expecting Apple to announce its refreshed mobile line-up.

There have been, however, several reports that production of the iPhone X model has been slower than expected due to problems with the model’s AMOLED screen and/or fingerprint scanner, which is thought to sit under the screen’s glass rather than in a home button (more on those features below).

Depending on which report you read, this could result in a delay of either “three to four weeks” or “one to two months” in the phone’s on sale date, pushing it into October or November 2017.

Fact or fiction?

With respected outlets like CNBC reporting on these iPhone 8 production problems, we have to assume there’s at least a grain of truth in them. Anyway, what’s a couple of weeks extra to wait?