Most iPhone 8 rumors to date agree that Apple will launch three iPhones next year, including a radically redesigned iPhone 8, and two successors for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. A very puzzling rumor from Asia now claims that Apple is working on a 5-inch iPhone that will feature a vertical dual camera. Is this the iPhone 8?
On Tuesday, unnamed supply chain sources told Apple news blog Mac Otakara in Taiwan that Apple is working on three new models for 2017. Entering the current line up of phones with 4.7- and and 5.5-inch screens could be a new medium-sized model with a 5-inch screen that also includes the dual-lens camera currently only found on the larger screen Plus model.
If rumors proved to be true, it is speculated that Apple will kill the iPhone SE line. The iPhone SE is Apple’s take on the mid-range market. The smartphone was released in March as a replacement for iPhone 5S. It retained its 4-inch screen while including some of the specs and features of iPhone 6S such as the updated processor, rear camera, and support for iOS 9 software features such as Apple Pay, always-on Siri activation, and Live Photos.
As you can see, there are still a lot of uncertainty surrounding what exactly Apple has in store for 2017 and the new iPhone lineup. With today’s report, however, it seems increasingly likely that a 5-inch model is at least something the Cupertino company is considering. As for specifics, we’ll likely hear more as we inch closer to release, but the final word will come when the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, iPhone 8, or whatever they end up being called, are unveiled.