September is just a week away and Apple has not revealed any details about when the iPhones for this year will see the light of the day. It is believed that the company will unveil the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 by mid-September.
According to a Mac4Ever report citing carrier sources, Apple is likely to host the iPhone 8 launch event on September 12. The report claims that its sources already know about the launch details as they have to start preparing for the marketing of these iPhones and maintaining the inventory.
Though there is no official confirmation regarding the launch date of the upcoming iPhones, if this leak turns out to be authentic, then the three iPhones will go on pre-order on September 15 and will be released on September 22. These dates are just assumptions based on the previous launch pattern followed by Apple.
According to a separate report by Techtastic citing a Chinese tipster GeekBar's post on Weibo, the iPhone 8 will be launched in three storage variants - 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. While the former two have already been leaked previously, the 512GB storage variant seems to be a welcome addition. For those who don't remember, an earlier report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also tipped that the iPhone 8 will be launched in 64GB and 256GB variants, but he did not reveal the possibility of a 512GB variant.
The report goes on stating that the NAND storage options will be sourced from different suppliers. The 64GB and 256GB chips are said to be sourced from Toshiba and SanDisk while the 512GB chip could be sourced from Samsung and Hynix. The storage bump is a welcome addition for those users who consider storing 4K content that growing in popularity these days. Also, the iPhone 8 is said to feature new AR and 3D sensing features that will demand more storage.
Going by the recent media reports, there will not be any supply crunches in the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus while the iPhone 8 will be available only in limited quantities initially.