The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are expected to be modest updates to the current 7 and 7 Plus, retaining the same form factor while adding faster processors.
Much excitement is centred around the iPhone X – expected to be the most substantial redesign to the phone in its 10-year history.
The home button will disappear, replaced by multi-touch gestures and a FaceID facial recognition scanner used to unlock and to authorise ApplePay payments.
The 3D scanner will also be used to create Animojis – moving, expressive emojis.
For the first time wireless charging will reportedly be built into the iPhone, allowing users to power up their devices by simply placing them on a charging mat.
iPhone 8: Apple is expected to announce the iPhone X, a radical new redesign of the iPhone
Tipster Evan Blass has claimed that pre-orders for the new phone will open on Friday, September 15.
The new iPhones will then arrive in stores a week later on Friday, September 22.
How much will the new iPhone 8 cost?
Apple’s pricing structure remained roughly the same from 2010, when an 8GB iPhone 4 cost £499, to 2015, when the cheapest iPhone 6S was priced at £539.
With the launch of the iPhone 7, the price of an entry-level model jumped to £599, with the top-end version costing £100 more than its predecessor at £919.
The change was widely blamed on Brexit and the falling pound, and only affected British stores bringing sterling prices numerically in line with the dollar equivalent.
The premium iPhone X will be positioned at the top of the line-up, with analysts predicting that the cheapest 64GB model will sell for $999 (£756) in the US, rising to $1099 (£832) for a 256GB version and $1199 (£907) for a model with a massive 512GB.