IPhone 7S, 7S Plus and 8 in 2017

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by democracyrules, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    Source: Forbes by Gordon Kelly


    Despite being a famously secretive company, these days Apple has to accept it cannot lock down the massive iPhone supply chain. As such leaks flow freely and the latest high profile ones indicate Apple is set to shake up iPhone pricing…

    The news comes from two famously reliable sources: Mac Otakara which was the first site to state Apple would remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 (though I was first to predict it in 2014). And KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo who is widely regarded as “the best Apple analyst on the planet”.

    Together they complete two halves of an intriguing puzzle: what Apple will do with the iPhone in 2017 - and it is going to cost you.

    A concept image of Apple's iPhone 8 based on current leaks. Image credit: Veniamin Geskin

    Triple Upgrade

    Filling in its half Mac Otakara says Apple will once again only iterate with its 2017 iPhones and an ‘iPhone 7S’ and ‘iPhone 7S Plus’ will look virtually identical to every iPhone since the iPhone 6 in 2014.

    These new phones will add upgraded chipsets, improved cameras and a new red colour option - presumably tied to the (PRODUCT)RED brand - but there’s nothing revolutionary here. It’s more of the same users have experienced since the iPhone 6.

    But before you despair, in jumps Kuo who says the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus will only be the base models with an all new ‘iPhone 8’ at the top. This will feature a completely overhauled design with no home button, an OLED display, wireless charging and more.

    Source: Forbes by Evan Spence


    iPhone 8 Pricing

    Although the presumptively titled iPhone 8 is not expected to be in stores until late September 2017, details of the pricing around both the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus (which will echo the current design), and the radical changes in the iPhone 8 have been discussed this week. The new iPhones will follow the lead of the 2016 generation of the MacBook Pro line-up and see prices rise at the top end, and the base models to lose functionality while maintaining then 'entry-level' pricing:

    Those already struggling to justify the cost of owning an iPhone should probably look away now, because the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus are expected to retain the current price points of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ($649 - $969), while the iPhone 8 will sit above them both as the new flagship.

    It’s pure speculation to say by how much, but with the Plus model currently $129 more at each storage capacity it would seem a $150-200 premium on top of the Plus would make sense and once again increase Apple margins - which have shrunk in recent years.
  2. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    The iPhone 8 is going to end up being a $40 monthly payment.... not worth it... not for a phone. Would rather fill up my tank with that.
  3. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    yea right i don't believe any of that whatsoever.
  4. KillaMac Suspended

    May 25, 2013
    Like I said on the other post, grow up. Multiple sources already show this to be fact. You aren't right so live with it.
  5. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    believe whatever you want if it makes you feel better.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  7. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    More and more, it's looking like I'll make the jump to Amoled display with pixel or s8 in 2017.

    If only one premium model iPhone will have amoled and revamped design, what's the real incentive to buy, the now lesser model which is smaller screen iPhone...I don't see it.

    As I said, I'm not vested in Apple and there are alternatives to iMessage and other apps.
  8. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    my god is that all you pay a month? the 7 plus is costing me £45! ($56).

    If there is no re-design next year I will be extremely surprised.
  9. JustJoshua macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2016
    If apple keeps trying to overprice their stuff while stellar performing androids are getting cheaper one can only foresee a massive fall off of sales and interest. You can get a very capable android for under $600 so I say let apple shoot for the moon and learn a real world lesson.
  10. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    Meh. I ain't creamin my pants over that mockup. I'd rather buy a bag of good reefer.
  11. Warcake macrumors regular

    May 20, 2013
    true or not, ill most likely hang onto my 7 until the 8s shows up
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    And more and more threads about the same ones discussing the same thing.
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Only nine more months to go with ridiculous rumors. Rinse and repeat. Although, hopefully, MacRumors perhaps will have some more concrete rumors near August, when production leaks start.
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Even Apple I doubt know exactly which option they are going with yet. I'm sure there's plenty of options right now.

    I expect there will be Maybe one OLED model but the design will be same on all devices.
  15. Donald00 Suspended


    Dec 11, 2016
    There will be no iPhone 8 until 2018, guaranteed. Remember iPhone 5 to 5s same prospect speculation around. Apple always marketing smart to get ripped remaining iPhone on hand before next one is coming. Is automobile strategy they follow, if anyone follow car chain will understanding this. Thanks
  16. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    There was no design change with the 7 and 7 Plus, that was unusual for Apple and reliable leakers and people like Ming-Chi-Chow have said there will be an iPhone 8 in 2017, it's also the 10th anniversary of the iPhone next year, so i can see Apple releasing an iPhone 8 with a redesign. Current rumours point to OLED and a all glass model.
  17. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Maybe in 2017, the iPhone Pro will be debut for the flagship model and 10th year Anniversary phone w/amoled screen and redesign. Ip7s and 7s+ to bring up the rear.

    Then ip8 in 2018.

    It's all semantics to me anyway.
  18. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Nothing thus far reported about next year's iPhones is "fact". People toss around the words "fact" and "confirmed" way too easily.
  19. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    The 7 Plus 256 GB would cost me $40.41 a month.
  20. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2016
    the pool
    Oh hey look, it's that time of the month..
    --- Post Merged, Dec 13, 2016 ---
    I'm paying for a 6s 128GB and a 7 128GB at the same time, for one person!
  21. KillaMac Suspended

    May 25, 2013
    And neither was the iPhone 8. This is more proof it maybe a 7s.
  22. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    you keep saying things like this when you in reality have no idea. none of us do. its too soon to make assumptions.
  23. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    None of this is "proof" of anything. That's my point. Everyone is just taking whatever rumours and speculation support their own beliefs, and calling it "proof" and "confirmation".
  24. KillaMac Suspended

    May 25, 2013
    Omg seriously. The closer we get to release the more accurate things get. An iPhone 8 was talked about before the 7 was even released. All rumors. We all don't know but I can promise you that the closer you are to release the more real the rumors will become.
  25. KillaMac Suspended

    May 25, 2013
    And last I checked this site is called MacRumors for a reason.

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