"This is not the first time that we have heard about a potential delay with a new iPhone; however, our contact was so emphatic about the delay that we are taking this data point more seriously", White said in April.
After learning the fact that, the next generation iPhone will cost around $999 (INR 65,000) for the entry level variant, one might ask questions like, how can a brand raise its bar from $700 to $1000 within a year?
However, all these mock ups will go to rest in a few days from now.
Following pre-orders, the new devices will most likely see an official launch on Friday, September 22, with pre-order shipments going out to customers and in-store stock available.
For the past five years, Apple's September iPhone-centric events have followed the same general formula.
However, Apple rumours have suggested gadget fans could face a longer-than-expected wait to get their mitts on the new handset.
Other than the iPhone 8, Apple is expected to launch two milder updates for this years' iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7.
iPhone 8 at a glance When is the new iPhone coming out?
The iPhone 8 will lose a key security and biometric feature that Apple helped popularize. It will also allow the user to make financial Apple Pay transactions. The new edition Apple Watch is expected to function independently as it will be capable of carrying a SIM card. Unlike Huawei which posted a growth rate of over 20%, Apple's growth rate stood at 2%.
The name that's been thrown around for months now is "iPhone 8", because 8 comes after 7 and everyone needed to call it something.
The bigger change will be in the form of display on the iPhone 8.
A bezel-free display is the latest gimmick smartphone makers are using to pry you away from your perfectly pleasant two-year-old smartphone.
According to reports, Apple is switching from LCD displays to OLED displays for its new phones. Now it looks like Apple will ditch fingerprint ID completely in favour of facial recognition. By eliminating the borders around the display and in some cases even curving the corners by chipping away a few pixels, phones like the Galaxy S8 and Essential Phone make it feel like you're holding a sci-fi slab from the future, instead of a mildly better smartphone than the one that came out past year. This will help iPhone compete against the current flagships in the low-light segment. Unlike the OLED display module in Samsung's own smartphones, in which the display and touch panel are integrated, iPhone's display module has the touch panel outside of the display, said a person familiar with the technology.