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Gwen Vasquez
September 12, 2017

The tech giant could be saving the best for last because previous reports have noted that the iPhone X is going to be in extremely limited stock for customers due to several factors during launch day.

At its special iPhone 8 event, Apple is expected to officially launch iOS 11. It's the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater.

ALL ACCESS will have coverage as it happens. If you buy the 256 GB iPhone 7 Plus, that'll cost you $969.

Fans got an early taste of what's in store ahead of today's release date when Apple suffered a major leak two days before its launch, with numerous iPhone 8's features being revealed. "There's just no doubt about that", said Brian Blau, an Apple analyst at Gartner. However, Apple reportedly could not get their on-screen fingerprint tech right in time for the iPhone X launch.

An aerial view of the new Apple headquarters, April 28, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple's new 175-acre "spaceship" campus dubbed "Apple Park" is nearing completion and is set to begin moving in Apple employees.more +.

Meanwhile, the Chinese iPhone market has not responded positively to rumours of the potential price of the new iphones and as a result are already contemplating switching to other mobile phone manufacturers.

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But even a huge boom in one product will not move the company's financials like the iPhone, which accounted for 63% of Apple's US$215 billion in sales previous year.

Apple's product event will start at 10:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, September 12.

While that can be actually known only when we witness the event, these leaks are pretty interesting, and seem to have also made many Apple fans frustrating as they have spoiled the excitement.

Of course, pre-conditions include that the iPhone should have an intact and functioning display, be free of any breaks and cracks, and should be able to charge and power on. They can try to undercut the iPhone X, ridicule it or simply ignore it and accept its inevitable prevalence, settling for a still-profitable silver medal, bronze, and so forth.

Simply put, increased iPhone sales should boost demand for Apple's Macs, revenue from Apple's iTunes music store and App Store and potentially even iPads and Apple Watches - the proverbial iPhone halo effect. "The drawing factor is that it provides the advantages of a closed ecosystem, meaning that it has nearly every feature a user requires within the domain of exclusivity (Apple Music, FaceTime, iMessage, quality camera)", said Ghosal, adding that Croma enjoys good business from high-end customers and early adopters who want to test newer models.

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