Apple Could Skip iPhone 7s, Launch iPhone 8 in 2017
Apple is projected to unveil the iPhone 7 later this year, most likely in September, but current leaks and information about the device point to a rather modest makeover planned for the next generation iPhone.
And while this could be disappointing for buyers who expected a bigger overhaul over the iPhone 6s, the September release is actually paving the way for a more significant makeover planned for 2017.
Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz believes that Apple might be trying something different with the next iPhone models and actually bring the iPhone 8 to the market one year faster.
The only way to do this is to phase out the iPhone 7s and according to the analyst, this is exactly what the company is planning to do. Basically, Apple wants to launch the iPhone 7 in September as a small upgrade over the current 6s and then introduce the all-new iPhone 8 in 2017.