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Apple iPhone 2017: iPhone 8 or iPhone 7s or both?

According to Japanese fan site Macotakara the next iPhone may come in red color but will not change much.
According to Japanese fan site Macotakara the next iPhone may come in red color but will not change much.
A weird rumor was brought to our attention today suggesting that next year's iPhones may only receive a minor update and may be called iPhone 7s after all. Does that mean, Apple will introduce both iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 next year?

September 2017 is still 9 months away but rumors about the next iPhones are in full swing already. While most analysts and reporters assume, that Apple will reveal a major redesign of the iPhone next year, featuring a curved OLED screen, a glass back and wireless charging, one rumor that was published on Japanese Apple fan blog Macotakara yesterday suggests otherwise. According to an anonymous source out of Taiwan, next year's iPhones will be named iPhone 7s and iPhones 7s Plus and be largely unchanged to this year's iPhone 7.

The source mentioned, that there will be a red color option and of course a faster A11 processor but no redesign, no glass back and no wireless charging. Most tech-sites we checked do not think this rumor holds water, since next year will be Apple's 10 year iPhone anniversary and Apple is likely to prepare something special for that occasion. Gizmochina suggests, that Apple may release four iPhone models next year, one iPhone 7s, one iPhone 7s Plus and two iPhone 8 models, that will receive most of the enhancements mentioned. Hard to believe, don't you think so?

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12- 8 (Update: 2016-12- 8)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.