This means the tech giant is likely to be planning a HUGE release to mark this historic occasion, with rumours swirling over new features like a 3D camera.
As always, Apple has been tight-lipped about its gadgets but that hasn’t stopped rumours from swirling.
We’ve collected together some of the iGossip, although we can’t verify all the info at this stage.
When will the iPhone 8 be released?
Apple had been expected expected to release the iPhone 8 in September 2017, in keeping with its annual autumn launch of major new products.
In 2016 the iPhone 7 was launched on 16 September, so a similar mid-September date seemed most likely.
However, according to the Economic Daily News technical problems mean it could be delayed by weeks due to “technical issues” with the hotly anticipated curved screen and 3D camera.
Other rumours have suggested that delays in the handset’s new fingerprint sensor mean its release could be delayed until October at the earliest.
Nothing has been confirmed, but Apple tends to stick to the same schedule every year. The iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 6S and 7 were all launched in September of consecutive years.