Within Brian X. Chen’s write up of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for The New York Times, he drops a little teaser on what could come for next year’s iPhone, at the end of his review:
But taking the leap to the 7 may be a wise bet, even for late technology adopters. Apple is likely to continue making iPhones without headphone jacks, and next year’s iPhone will have a full-screen face with the virtual button built directly into the screen, according to two people at the company who spoke on condition of anonymity because the product details are private. Apple declined to comment on next year’s iPhones.
The tidbit appears to reaffirm what has been rumoured leading up to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: next year’s tenth anniversary iPhone will come with a major redesign.
Earlier this year, Japanese news outlet Nikkei claimed next year’s iPhone will have a curved OLED display, possibly being developed by Foxconn. John Gruber from Daring Fireball also noted on his podcast next year’s phone, from what he heard, will have “an all-new form factor”, similar to what the Wall Street Journal had reported.
Earlier this morning, the tech press published their first impressions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. We don’t even have our hands on the iPhone 7 and people are already talking about ‘iPhone 8’.