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Apr 12, 2001

We're just four days away from Apple's 2017 iPhone-centric event, and this year's keynote promises to be the most exciting we've seen since the larger-screened iPhones came out in 2014. For the first time in 10 years, the iPhone is getting a complete overhaul, both inside and out, with the most advanced technologies Apple has to offer.

While the new iPhone will be the star of the event, we're also expecting to see new versions of the Apple Watch and the Apple TV, both coming with some highly anticipated features. For an idea of what to expect on September 12, watch the video below and read the post for even more detail, but be warned: there are some serious spoilers here based on all of the rumors we've heard about Apple's plans so far.

5.8-inch OLED iPhone

It's been 10 years since the original iPhone was introduced, and to celebrate the anniversary of the device that changed the world, Apple has been working on a re-engineered iPhone that will dictate the next 10 years of smartphone development.

We started hearing the first rumors of a radically redesigned iPhone in early 2016. Hints of an OLED display came in March of 2016, and in May, Daring Fireball's John Gruber said it would feature an all-new form factor with an edge-to-edge display.

Apple tested more than 10 prototype devices while developing the new iPhone leading to considerable confusion over what we could expect, but over the last month or two, rumors have consolidated and given us a clear idea of what's coming.

The upcoming redesigned iPhone, which could be called the iPhone 8, the iPhone Pro, the iPhone Edition, or something else entirely, is expected to feature a 5.8-inch OLED display that's taller and slightly wider than the display of the iPhone 7 Plus, with rounded corners. It has super slim bezels around all sides, but there are no thicker bezels at the top or the bottom aside from a top "notch" that houses the front-facing camera and its accompanying sensors.

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Article Link: What to Expect at Apple's September 2017 Event: Radically Redesigned iPhone, LTE Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV


macrumors 68020
Mar 11, 2007
Omaha, NE
What was the price of the original iPhone and how did it compare to the popular phones of the day?


macrumors 68030
Nov 7, 2010
Does a phone really need to have a glass back for wireless inductive charging?


macrumors 6502
Jul 27, 2012
What is with all these internet videos saying "thee" in place of "the" even when the following word does not begin with a vowel?

It doesn't sound as sophisticated as they might think.


macrumors 68040
Feb 28, 2009
I would say a lot of this...

along with Ive saying 'ALUMINUM" about a hundred times.

but hope they talk about an iPhone in between all of that.




macrumors 6502a
Aug 24, 2009
I'm mainly interested in the Apple TV, skipped last version when it didn't have 4K so there will be lots of new things to discover...

Question is: what's been the trend on timing between announcement to shipping day for apple TVs? Are they generally available soon after?


macrumors regular
Sep 13, 2016
Global Shipping
I will be so happy when Apple comes up with something really new. Focussing all their technological prowess into a phone is becoming overwhelmingly confusing and expensive for the average consumer.

Although I would like a new phone to replace my 5s, little about what has been dubbed the iPhone 8 appeals to me.


macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2007
cheap compared to today, $600.

But I believe you were still subsidized by AT&T so I don't know what the real price was. You were stuck with it for awhile.

Compared to other phones, it was really a tech demo. It was missing a ton of features common to the smartphones of the day. No Exchange support, no MMS, no GPS, no 3G wireless, no apps. It was exciting to use the new touch paradigm which was truly revolutionary. But mostly it just hinted at things to come.

The iPhone 3G fixed a couple glaring issues, kept the same dog of a CPU and saddled us with possibly the cheapest enclosure ever made by Apple. It made the 5c look and feel like a Cadillac. The 3GS was the first truly "good" iPhone, though it had the same crappy plastic body.


macrumors 6502a
Dec 17, 2003
By far, I'm most excited about the Apple Watch because it has the longest way to go to be useful. The new iPhones are fun, but they're already pretty awesome. The Apple Watch, which I love, has a lot of improvements it can make to be more useful. (Most of these are limited by battery life and/or electronics efficiency.)


macrumors regular
Feb 3, 2010
I upgraded to the 7 plus last year, so I will pass on the new elite phone this year, and get next years version after they have hopefully worked out all of the bugs. I might finally buy an Apple Watch though. I have a vivosmart hr fitness tracker and I like the notifications, but the screen is too small and navigation is archaic so I think an Apple Watch would be a welcomed upgrade.
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macrumors 68000
Apr 27, 2010
Provo, UT
What is with all these internet videos saying "thee" in place of "the" even when the following word does not begin with a vowel?

It doesn't sound as sophisticated as they might think.

The only time you would use the "Thee" pronunciation in front of a consonant is when you are place an emphasis on something being a one and only, e.g. "Thee" Steve Jobs. And of course on H when it is silent. Though I think some Brits may use it even when not silent. I could be wrong on that though.

This guy just used it wrong.
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