The web of rumors about the next iPhone has been spun for long enough to give us a good establishing view of what it may look like from this far out. The thoughts so far have pointed to a bolder glass-led design with more screen than customers would know what to do with. And maybe, just maybe, we’d get three of them this time around — apparently, we were so close to getting a third iPhone last time around.
Add to the pile this from Barclays Research where maybe instead of dealing with 4.7-inch, 5-inch and 5.5-inch models we get 5-inch and 5.8-inch models. An iPhone 8 and an iPhone 8 Plus.
Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O’Malley and Jerry Zhang toured Apple’s manufacturing partners across Asia and learned a thing or two from sources.
“iPhone 8 design didn’t sound 100% locked down but we believe believe the move is to a bezel-less design with screen sizes getting larger and curved edges in the original envelope,” the note reads.
If we’re getting a new design in the same iPhone 7/6s/6 sizes we’re all used with no physical home button and new materials, — OLED screens will still be bound to the Plus model, the analysts claim — then perhaps we may be all set on what forms we may receive in September 2017.
Alright, getting our expectations cleared up and set in 2016 for a 2017 product. We’re sure nothing will change.