It's official: The release date of the iPhone 8 is Sept. 22 — that is, if a new rumor turns out to be true.
The thing with rumors is they don't hold that much weight to them, but at times, they correctly hit the mark. Even if they don't, they fuel speculations and predictions.
iPhone 8 Release Date Rumor
According to O2, it has confirmed to its staff that the iPhone 8 will be available in stores on Sept. 22. For those who don't know, O2 is a carrier located in the United Kingdom.
This news from across the pond is courtesy of tech leakster Benjamin Geskin, aka @VenyaGeskin1.
O2 have confirmed to staff members that iPhone 8 release date is 22nd September in stores. pic.twitter.com/n1dfWl2S66
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) August 30, 2017
If that's the real deal, then Apple's next flagship will be up for grabs in just a few weeks from now. Considering that the Cupertino brand's iPhone release history, this isn't that hard to believe at all.
Back in 2016, the iPhone 7 was announced on Sept. 7 and released on Sept. 16. Meanwhile, in 2015, the iPhone 6s was unveiled on Sept. 9 and launched on Sept. 25. In other words, Apple takes the wraps off a new line of iPhones in the earlier part of September and rolls it out sometime in the later half.
Couple that with Geskin's track record, particularly for the Samsung Galaxy S8, the alleged release date of the iPhone 8 isn't much of a stretch.
Still, at the end of the day, it's still just a rumor, so it's advised to take the news with the proverbial grain of salt.
Other iPhone 8 Rumors: The iPhone Names
Some rumors say that the so-called iPhone 8 isn't even going to be called the iPhone 8, per se. Up until they turned up, the next-generation iPhones are said to be named the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8, which are believable.
Apparently, that might not be the case. Instead, they could be given the monikers iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone Edition respectively.
Meanwhile, another source says that the iPhone 8 could be named the iPhone X. As for the two other models, it also thinks that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
iPhone 8 Launch Event
As a recap, the iPhone 8's launch event is set for Sept. 12, and on an interesting note, it's going to be the first device that Apple will unveil in its "spaceship" campus, expectedly along with the likes of the Apple Watch Series 3 and an updated Apple TV.