In celebrating iPhone’s 10th anniversary next year, a lot of reports have claimed that Apple will name the next year’s flagship smartphones as iPhone 8. It is believed to be coming with a brand new design as well as a host of new features. But a new report has surfaced online, which has essentially contradicted everything. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPadsAlso Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
A new Mac Otakara report (via MacRumors) claims that Apple will be launching the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus smartphones next year. These new smartphones will feature the same design that we see on this year’s iPhones, albeit with one new color variant — red. This new color option will join the existing choices, namely silver, gold, rose gold, black, and jet black. The Japanese website has shared an image that shows the red variant of the iPhone 7s Plus placed beside the existing color options. Besides the new color variant, it is also said that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s plus will both come with wireless charging support, and a faster A11 chipset. Also Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
Now the publication has sourced the information from unnamed people at a supply line in Taiwan. While it usually has a good track record when it comes to Apple-related leaks, we would still advise caution. The red color variant could very well have been made using a photo-editing software. It could also be another case of a leaked color option that never launched — remember the blue color variant that was spotted before the iPhone 7 launch?
While it has only been months since the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the rumor mills are already busy with leaks about next year’s iPhone 8. On the design front, the upcoming smartphone is expected to feature an all-glass design, which could see a return of the iPhone 4s-like design. Apple is also widely expected to opt for OLED display panels for the iPhone 8, which would be a step-up from the LCD display panels. There’s talk about three models being launched next year — two LCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display, and a third OLED model with 5.8-inch display. Reports also claim that in addition to wireless charging, Apple could also do away with the back button, and instead include a capacitive fingerprint sensor placed under the display.