7S next year? 8? What are your thoughts?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by keysofanxiety, Sep 20, 2016.


What do you think the 2017 iPhone will be?

  1. iPhone 7S only. Same shell, updated internals.

    39 vote(s)
  2. iPhone 8. It's going to be a complete redesign.

    90 vote(s)
  3. They'll release both the iPhone 7S and an anniversary edition, which has a complete redesign.

    19 vote(s)
  4. I haven't the foggiest, so I'll just wait and see what Apple release.

    7 vote(s)
  5. I don't care what they release, as long as they release a 4" iPhone with the same specs.

    1 vote(s)
  6. They'll be bringing back 16GB storage. That's the only change.

    1 vote(s)
  7. Don't mind me, I'm just hoping for a MacBook Pro update.

    5 vote(s)
  8. I don't care how bad it is. If it's got Jony Ive's buttery voice introducing it, I'll buy it.

    4 vote(s)
  9. I'm more fussed about the colour choice. Fingers crossed for "Unapologetic Beige"!

    0 vote(s)
  10. I'll hate it. Then I'll read the reviews. Then I'll buy it and I'll love it. Happens every year.

    3 vote(s)
  1. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    So, MacRumors seems to be a little divided about this issue. But how divided? When in doubt... take a poll.

    What do you think next year's iPhone will be? I'm firmly in the camp of it'll be a 7S and you should set your sights to 2018 for the completely new redesign. But do you think they'll drop the S cycle and release the rumoured anniversary iPhone? Will they release a 7S and an anniversary iPhone?

    Are Ming-Chi's predictions right? Will they bring back Scott Forstall?

    Feel free to chime in with your thoughts!
  2. BLUEBLASTER macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2016
    It will just be called the iPhone. They won't do a 7s with a redesign. Or Mabye iPhone 10 LOL
  3. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    iPhone 8 with full redesign and new features they've been holding off on. Too many rumours and tech sites in agreements for it to all be untrue. I'm not saying a change in naming format is unlikely because they will need to address their naming conventions at some point, but it depends how soon they choose to do that.
  4. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    A third of the choices aren't serious...is this a gag?

    Phone will be redesign in that it will be glass, OLED for the 5.5", and no home button.

    Probably go with ip8 name...the name is immaterial to me.
  5. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Eeek, early feedback seems to be solidly in the redesign camp. For what it's worth, I hope you're all right. But if not, we'll just be waiting 1 more year :)
  6. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2010
    I feel like calling it iPhone X would be cool....but I think Motorola wasted the X on one of their POS designs
  7. DrewDaHilp1, Sep 20, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016

    DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2009
    All Your Memes Are Belong to US
    New redesign. The top of the line "Plus" model will be made out of ceramic. Series 2 Watch was a real world durability test of the manufacturing process.
  8. sp00nfedfilms macrumors newbie


    Sep 18, 2015
    They're training us to not need the home button as we speak. We will get an ''iPhone''. Complete redesign with no bezel preorder. Screen edge to edge.
  9. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    The iPhone brand will be ditched or demoted.

    The new phone will be Apple Phone. At most iPhone will be the "budget" brand.
  10. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    if they repeat the history then it will be a S year with improved internals and same overall design
  11. JCCL macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    Well rumors point out to a complete redesign.......however, they could be wrong......remember the iPhone with a bigger screen and a "tear drop" design back from 2011? We got the 4S instead.
  12. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Exactly what I'm thinking with this. I can't see why they wouldn't be doing a 7S, and if they are doing a new form next year, they'll essentially be reducing the pipeline by one year to cater for the 10th anniversary. It doesn't feel right.

    That said, there are a lot of credible people saying the same stuff about this. So who knows. I can't remember off the top of my head who claimed the 4S would be massively different... and Digitimes doesn't count as credible :p
  13. OneZweiThree macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    My opinion:

    It's time to drop the numbers. There will be an iPhone SE, iPhone and iPhone Plus.
    If Apple decides to take it even further, it will be called the Apple Phone, but since "iPhone" is probably the most valuable product name (recent) history, it's a bit unlikely.
  14. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Grand Rapids, MI
    If I had to place a bet, I'd say they're going to change things up. It's the 10th anniversary but calling it the iPhone 10 after all the last numeric iterations would be weird. My guess is it will be the "iPhone X"
  15. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I feel like...

    "iPhone 7S only. Same shell, updated internals."

    But hope for...

    "iPhone 8. It's going to be a complete redesign."
  16. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    An appropriate avatar! "I want to believe" :D
  17. retroboomin macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2014
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    They didn't repeat history with the iPhone 7, which has the same form factor as 6/6+ series.
  19. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    It's not the same! It's slightly different!

  20. petecee macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2015
    Derry City, N.Ireland
    If they use the same design for a fourth year in a row, I'll be buying my first ever Android device.
  21. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

    Feb 6, 2013
    United Kingdom
    How come? Will the performance not hold up with the same design next year?
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    It's still the same form factor as the 6 and 6 Plus series.
  23. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2014
    It will be the 8. There were tons of rumors coming in about how their production for what they actually wanted this year didn't pan out so they "settled" for the slightly modified, geeked up internal 7. My conspiracy theory is they added the Jet Black gimmick at the last second to sort of seal the deal on making this a seller.
  24. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    There are no credible rumors about this whatsoever. The Jet Black finish on the iPhone 7 is what materialized out of the "all glass" iPhone rumors. Many fail to realize that.

    Also, nothing Apple has done indicates they have any interest in 1) a so-called edge-to-edge display, 2) ditching the home button.

    It is funny the way people will interpret things any way they want to. They will use available information to fuel their preconceived notions.

    Like this:
    ...that is one way to interpret the move to a solid state home button. Another way (the correct way that is not fueled by rumor) is to say: Apple just made the first major redesign to the Home Button in 10 editions of iPhone. They didn't do that this year just to completely ditch it next year. Apple doesn't waste R&D effort like that.

    There is no good reason to believe that the 11th generation iPhone is anything other than the iPhone 7s.

    That said...I do think next year will be a complete redesign :)

    Both iPhones released in 2016 (iPhone SE and iPhone 7) are 3rd iteration/evolutions of core designs. They are fantastic phones, largely because Apple has had years to spend redesigning and perfecting these core designs. Look at iPhone 5 compared to iPhone SE. Look at iPhone 6 compared to 7. They achieved a lot over the years. But eventually, their own core design will become a limiting factor when they want to push forward with new ideas.

    I think we'll see a new core design in 2017, that spans 4", 4.7" and 5.5" models (or maybe different sizes altogether). And I think that new core design will lead them forward through at least 3 iterations.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 20, 2016 ---
    Well your pulled out of the air theories don't mean anything. Most likely Jet Black is what was mistaken for the all glass iPhone that was whispered to be in the works.
  25. petecee macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2015
    Derry City, N.Ireland
    After buying the 6 Plus, and then the 6s Plus, I couldn't bring myself to pay all that cash (and more) again this year for what looks and feels so similar to what I'm using. For me the phone needs a new design. Thinner bezels would be a great start!

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