The Wall Street Journal explains that Apple is unlikely to make any design changes to the upcoming iPhone 7. The daily further explains that the company is expected to launch their next iPhone, presumably the iPhone 8 with a complete aesthetic overhaul.
Apple will celebrate ten years of iPhone in the World mobile market, with the first iPhone being made available way back in 2007. The company is known to re-introduce its phone’s design every two years, but reports suggest that this will be the first time the iPhone will be seen in the same design for the third year.
This means that the upcoming iPhone 7 will look as well as feel very much like its predecessors, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
Last month, mobile industry expert John Gruber commented that Apple is expected to skip their ‘S’ moniker with their 2017 release and that the iPhone 8 would come with an edgeless display.
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The WSJ has reported that the iPhone 8 is expected to come along with an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) edgeless display. The Daily also suggests, that the home button/ fingerprint sensor will not exist as a physical portion of the new phone’s design, but be integrated within the expanse of the display itself.
During a meeting with Apple in China in May, it was explained that the only reason the edgeless screens probably didn’t make it to the upcoming iPhone 7 is because the parts wouldn’t be ready in time.
Meanwhile, those purchasing the iPhone 7 this year will receive only a slight hardware upgrade, with other aspirants wondering whether to hold off for an entire year to get the next big thing from Apple.
An analyst from Credit Suisse explains that Apple will see a ‘muted’ increase in their iPhone 7 sales owing to the insignificance of the new phone’s upgrade.
While the iPhone 7 may not see the best sales figures, Apple does have enough cash to hold on until the next year to tease you with a better, more expensive product; if hasn’t already gotten you by the hair.