Apple’s iPhone 8 will be released at some point, but the data we’re looking at today suggests that it wont be out in the year 2017. Apple won’t be skipping a year for iPhone releases – there’s no good reason for them to do so.
Instead, one of two major possibilities is that the next iPhone won’t be an iPhone 8 at all, but an iPhone 7s. Imagine that – Apple following the same release schedule they’ve been on for over six years – madness!
While we’ve seen – and published – out fair share of articles with “iPhone 8” in the title, our most recent analysis suggests that there’ll be no such phone this year. Apple’s iPhone 7s is far, far more likely, with an iPhone 7s Plus released right beside it.
This new set of iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus devices would look and feel much like their predecessors, improving both their ability to take nice photos and run smart home products with HomeKit.
The image you see above comes from 3D illustrator Veniamin Geskin. This fellow has illustrated what he believes the “iPhone 8” will look like sitting next to the (also hypothetical) Samsung Galaxy S8. These devices – needless to say – seem to look more and more like one another as time goes by (and more leaks and renderings and such appear).
As recent as early December of 2016 sources on the possibility of an iPhone 7s and iPhons 7s Plus launch were reported from sources like Mac Otakara.