Next year is said to be a big, busy year for Apple, with a major redesign planned for the “iPhone 8.”
But while Apple may be throwing the kitchen sink into that particular handset, the Rumor Mill suggests Apple may also be planning on playing it close to the vest with a couple of other handsets. A recent report from Macotakara suggests the same, pointing to a slightly upgraded “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus” to launch next year.
The report says that Apple will make the regular changes, including a faster A11 processor under the hood, but that the other alterations to the device will all be under-the-hood. It will retain the same all-aluminum design that’s present in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
There will be one external change, though: A new color. According to the report, Apple will launch the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus in Space Gray, Jet Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and a brand new Red option.
It’s expected that Apple will launch three phones next year, two of which will retain LCD displays at the very least, measuring in at 4.7 and 5.5 inches. The third handset is said to boast an OLED panel, an all-glass design, wireless charging, and more.
Interestingly enough, however, earlier reports have suggested that all three devices will feature a glass-backed design, so this new report seems to fly in the face of those earlier reports.
Which is not surprising at all, considering how far we are from Apple actually announcing any new iPhones.
What do you think of the idea of a red iPhone? Would you buy one?[via Macotakara]