That's according to German tech watchers, who claim that networks in their country are getting set to handle pre-orders from that date. This Macerkopf report has said that the iPhone 8 will go on sale from September 22.
Of course, it's also possible this is all a ruse, but as LetsGoDigital points out, KPN is a major telecommunication company in The Netherlands.
By now, we all know Apple will hold their big reveal event on September 12 to announce the release of the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, but people will really be tuning in to hear about the iPhone 8. The launch will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. All the more interesting are reports that the iPhone 8 will do away with the venerable Touch ID sensor and instead rely upon facial recognition software for user identification purposes. The iPhone 8 is most likely to come with an edge-to-edge OLED screen.
However, according to a new leaked retail packaging, it seems that the upcoming smartphone will be named as iPhone X. The leaked packaging was shared by GetsGoDigital, which shows an iPhone box. It's expected to start at $649 for the standard size and $769 for the larger-screen iPhone 7S Plus with the same storage options and colors.
But most gadget fans will want the OLED iPhone, which packs more screen area into a smaller phone, features a new 3D front camera, and may be able to be unlocked by scanning the users' face. "This is also why Apple is in urgent need of finding a second source of OLED". We also got to eventually see a Red version of the iPhone 7 later on.
Sacconaghi believes Apple will offer its widest assortment of iPhones yet.
The OLED version is expected to be significantly more expensive than the other two - and any previous iPhone.
It's been speculated that Apple will be holding a product launch on 12 September, presumably for the new iPhone 8. Other features coming to the iPhone 8 are a dual camera setup, an A11 chipset, and augmented reality.