Do you expect Apple to continue releasing iPhone 6/7/8 style phones?

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  1. louis0nfire macrumors 6502

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    Next year and the year after, do you expect Apple to release an iPhone 6/7/8 style phone (bezel, two sizes, touchID) and also an iPhone X style phone? Or do you think by next year or the year after the iPhone X style will be the only line that receives updates?
     
  2. M3dad macrumors newbie

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    With smaller bezels and Face ID but they will still use the same design with 7000 aluminum and back and front glass
     
  4. M3dad macrumors newbie

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    I expect they change iphone X from 5.8 inch screen to 6.2 inch to compete with samsung 6 inch devices
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    the design should only last 2 gens example, 3G and 3GS, 4 and 4s, 5 and 5s. More than that, they’re straight milking it.
     
  6. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    We've reached a place where smartphone design has slowed. There's only so many ways you can design a phone.

    Besides, there's no hard and fast rule that designs should only last two years.
     
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    So change for the sake of change? If the design is still functional and well liked, why not? It’s a smartphone not a fashion accessory.
     
  8. mobilecal macrumors newbie

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    I want an iPhone 9 with an OLED display + wireless charging + Touch ID.
     
  9. kevjen888 macrumors 6502a

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    I can see they go the route of iPad Pro 10.5”. Meaning trim down the bezels make screens a tad larger, say 5.0 for regular and 5.8 for the Plus model.
     
  10. flat five macrumors 603

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    i'm obviously just guessing on this but..

    no

    i think the 8 is the last of the 6 style design.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I don’t. I think the dual launch this year achievers a few things:

    1. Stock - it gave Apple time
    To produce more X as well as sell s phone during the interim (1.5-2 months)

    2.raise prices- base prices of the 8 are the highest they’ve ever been

    3. Choice- people were given a choice this year with the X in the back of their mind giving time for the evolution to happen.

    Now I don’t know that Apple can justify $999 price tag forever. I think they’ll have to do something clever like make amolisnvsriant next year be the more expensive variant (starting st $999) or something. iPhone is their bread and butter and I can’t see the intermission continuing with $1000 entry level phones nor can I imagine them continuing the same front with huge chin and forehead going beyond the decade)
     
  12. Jonathantuba, Oct 14, 2017
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    I wish they had gone that route but kept the same size display, rather than having the notch and tall narrow display of the X. The Plus is the perfect size display to me, but I would not mind a slightly smaller body. All the same I expect the 8 Plus will be the last of its kind.

    For now I am sticking with my 7 Plus. Have no need for wireless charging and not so far convinced the camera improvements make it worth the upgrade to 8 Plus.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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