‘iPhone 8’ rumors galore, Apple goes Back to School, new iOS & macOS betas

‘iPhone 8’ rumors galore, Apple goes Back to School, new iOS & macOS betas


An otherwise quiet week was dominated by rumors about Apple’s “iPhone 8” —including features it won’t have as much as those it will. The company separately released new public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, and announced new data centers in Denmark and China.

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Everything you need to know:

  • The “iPhone 8” may have a rear-facing laser for autofocus and AR > >
  • Software issues could leave some of the phone’s key features disabled at launch > >
  • The device may ship 3 to 4 weeks later than Apple’s usual launch window > >
  • Four different colors may be available, including a reflective one > >
  • Apple is building a second, $921 million data center in Denmark > >
  • Second public betas were released for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra > >
  • Apple’s 2017 Back to School promotion includes a free set of wireless Beats headphones > >

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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ to feature rear-facing 3D laser for AR and faster autofocus, report says

Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ might ship with wireless charging, front-facing 3D camera disabled due to software issues

Bank of America predicts 3-4 week ‘iPhone 8’ delay, but still a record breaking 2018 for Apple

Rumor: Apple’s OLED ‘iPhone 8’ will come in four colors, including a new mirror-like exterior

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