Apple Will Not Release 5-inch ‘iPhone 8’ in 2017, Keeping Same Sizes as Current Lineup: Rumour



Earlier today, it was reported that Apple would release three new iPhone models in 2017, including a 5-inch version.

An anonymous source told AppleInsider that the company’s immediate plans are to stick with the two sizes currently offered with the iPhone 7. The current plan for Apple is to release the ‘iPhone 8’ in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variations.

Earlier this year, Japanese news outlet Nikkei claimed next year’s iPhone will have a curved OLED display. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber  also noted on his podcast next year’s phone will have “an all-new form factor”.

There have also been reports that Apple’s switch to ceramic for the Apple Watch Edition could mean big things for the next-generation iPhone. The material is four times harder than stainless steel and it looks a lot better, making it an ideal material for the body of the ‘iPhone 8’.

Next year’s iPhone is highly anticipated because it will be the tenth-anniversary edition.  Would you like to see the same two screen sizes for the next iPhone?


  • Aleks Oniszczak

    I predict they will remove the camera, but will, of course, include a camera dongle because “courage”.

  • FragilityG4

    I predict an S version and everyone will be let down because they put too much faith in unsubstantiated rumours.

  • FragilityG4

    It took “courage” to reuse that joke that others have said a million times before.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Gee, I wonder why people are upset that they removed the headphone jack and making their views known? I’ve bought five iPhones over the years but I’m not going to buy the new ones. When Tim Cook googles to find out why their revenues are down, perhaps he’ll stumble upon some “courage” jokes and see the light.

    Also, you made a “courage” joke 😉

  • FragilityG4

    Most people don’t care about the jack — probably why the phone is selling so well. Geez it’s the same thing as the 30pin versus lightning and people got over that.

    Thank you for pointing out that I used the joke. I didn’t realize that.

    I’m sure Mr. Cook does not use Google.

  • Mamba

    I think Tim Cook doesn’t need to Google anything, and will not be discouraged when he sees the reports prepared for him everyday, showing September-quarter revenue to be $46.9 billion.

  • Cornfed710

    Mostly non iPhone users that are upset, highly doubt you’ve owned an iPhone in the last couple years.

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    I’ve owned the 3G, 3GS, 4, 5 and currently the 6 is my daily driver. Also own a Mac mini 2012 (because the new one sucks) and Apple TV2 (because the new one suck since it hasn’t be jail broken). Also have a MacBook Air, iPod nano 6th gen (because the new one sucks since I can’t put a strap on it and use it as a watch) And for me the iPod nano is a better watch than the Apple Watch. Why do I tell you this? Because I can assure you that just because I think Tim Cook sucks doesn’t mean I don’t use and own an iPhone and Apple products. And do you see the pattern here? I’m not upgrading as I’m sadly finding that Steve Jobs’ old tech is still better than Tim Cooks new stuff.

  • lettreb

    I believe that cutting the 5″ iPhone would be a mistake. I hope somebody looks at the 5se and 5s closely as they did good, very well indeed. Apple should keep the iPhone portable. 5.5 screen are not the easiest thing to carry on your belt…

  • Kevin D.

    For me, 5.5 inch is too big and 4.7 is too small…