Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 on Wednesday, and while it has a few great features that improve on the 6s, some people aren’t pleased that it looks identical to the iPhone 6 generation.
Enter the 2017 iPhone.
For those of you unimpressed by the iPhone 7, you might feel differently about Apple’s next iPhone, which we expect Apple to announce in 2017.
Next year marks the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone, and all rumors are pointing to a radical redesign.
Check out the latest rumors surrounding Apple’s next NEXT iPhone.
This will not be an “S” model.
MacRumors spotted a report from an analyst at Barclay’s that claims Apple will skip the “S” model this year, which has historically followed each new phone version, and jump directly from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 8 in 2017.
Since 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, it wouldn’t be surprising if Apple does something special to mark the anniversary of its most important product.
The front surface will be all display with no borders or bezels.
Rumors that the iPhone 8 will have an all-display front surface first emerged from John Gruber, the plugged in Apple blogger and podcaster from Daring Fireball.
Gruber claims he has heard insider scuttlebutt that the iPhone 8’s front won’t have any bezels or borders, and that it’ll be one large display.
It will mostly be made of glass.
A report from Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who often accurately predicts new Apple products and features, says that the iPhone 8’s body will be made of glass. If so, it could have a similar aesthetic as the iPhone 4 and 4s, both of which had a glass back.
The home button will be invisible.
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Gruber claims the home button, which also houses the fingerprint sensor, will be embedded into the front glass panel, making it invisible.
Gruber’s claims line up nicely with rumors posted by tech site i4u that a future iPhone will have an embedded home button.
It will have an incredible screen.
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Rumors from The Korea Herald news site suggest the 2017 iPhone will have an AMOLED display, which would look better than the LCD display in current iPhones.
It will have wireless charging.
The Barclay’s analyst report summarized by MacRumors claims that the iPhone 8 will have wireless charging.
Most recently, a patent submitted by Apple on September 9 shows the company is still looking to optimize wireless charging solutions.
It won’t have a headphone jack.
Since the iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone jack, we can expect future iPhones won’t feature a headphone jack, either.