Rumors for this year’s iPhone 7 have focused on a few changes like the removal of the 3.5mm jack, but the design is expected to remain unchanged from the iPhone 6S. For example, analyst Mark Moskowitz of Barclays understands that in 2017 Apple will not launch its traditional improved “S” model, but rather a iPhone 8 with a whole new design.
Citing industry sources, Moskowitz believes that Apple will not follow its usual cycle by launching in 2017 an iPhone 7S which will be an update of the model planned for this year. Instead, the Cupertino company would plan an iPhone 8 with “major design changes”And new cutting-edge features like wireless charging.
This change could increase iPhone sales by 10.3% in 2017, according to the analyst. The latter adds that in addition to wireless charging, the iPhone 8 could adopt an OLED screen, a completely revisited form, and no front home button (read: iPhone of 2017: an edge-to-edge screen with Touch Integrated ID?).
Previous reports have indeed suggested that Apple was working with suppliers to start manufacturing OLED panels in 2017 for its range of iPhone, but also to develop a solution that would integrate the Touch ID directly on the screen, so you no longer need a separate home button. In your opinion, did Moskowitz get it right?