No, I haven't received an invitation from Apple, but my sources already have. What we are pretty sure of is while the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models will be virtually identical to the iPhone 7, it's the iPhone 8 that will turn heads. After all, that's the model without the bezel and without the home button. There is speculation that unlocking this phone will utilize Facial recognition. As Apple is a little more stringent with security than Samsung, I doubt that people will be able to use photographs to unlock their devices as with some Samsung devices that already employ this feature. I also expect wireless charging to be integrated into the iPhone 8. I'm guessing they will likely add this feature to the 7s series as they have to do something to distinguish it from the iPhone 7. Our friends at CNBC have some information that looks interesting.
Again, with the exception of the newly designed iPhone 8, most of the benefits will be in the new iOS11 software. That means that current iPhone 7, and iPhone 6 series users will also get some cool new functionality. We've also heard that the memory configuration of the 7s series will be 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. Speculation is the iPhone 8 will offer 128GB or 256GB with 512GB coming early next year.
Warning... If you have an iPhone 5C or earlier, sell it or trade it in ASAP. Once Apple's new iOS11 rolls out, the earlier iPhones will no longer be supported, No security patches will make it easier for the bad hombres.
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.