'iPhone 8' Could Reportedly Be Called 'iPhone Edition,' Ship Well After 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple may call the 2017 iPhone 8, rumored to be announced alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus at a September event, the "iPhone Edition," according to a new report from Japanese website Mac Otakara. The name would reportedly signal that the phone is a higher end model, similar to how Apple names the Apple Watch Edition. The "Edition" moniker lines up with reports that the model could cost upwards of $1,000.


    The report goes on to note that Apple is currently testing multiple prototypes alongside the iPhone 8. The prototypes experiment with screen technology and materials, with some prototypes using an LCD display while others use AMOLED. The prototypes are also in testing with and without home buttons. Further, Apple is using them to test glass, aluminum and white ceramic chassis.

    Apple is trying to gauge which materials and technologies they can procure at mass scale for production, according to Mac Otakara. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Nikkei and the Wall Street Journal have reported the iPhone 8 will feature an OLED screen, while the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch lower-end models will sport LCD displays.

    Mac Okatara says the only features Apple is reportedly certain of are a 5-inch display, wireless charging and dual cameras. The 5-inch display Mac Otakara is referring to is the usable space on the display. The iPhone 8 is expected to utilize an edge-to-edge display that puts a 5.8-inch display in a handset roughly the size of a 4.7-inch iPhone. 5.15 inches of the 5.8-inch display will be usable. The difference will be used for a wide row of virtual buttons.

    The Cupertino company is also expected to announce a more standard 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus alongside the "iPhone Edition." According to Mac Otakara, while those two models are expected to launch in September, the "iPhone Edition" may not launch until well after that.

    Article Link: 'iPhone 8' Could Reportedly Be Called 'iPhone Edition,' Ship Well After 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions
  2. chr1s60, Mar 7, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017

    chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Such a dumb name. I'm sure lots of thought went into it.
  3. snebes macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
  4. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2016
    It means not for your average fanboy.
  5. newyorksole macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Something tells me Apple knows exactly what they are going to release...

    Articles like this are always interesting. Potentially 6 months from release I have a feeling they're prototyping next year's phone, not this year's...
  6. nviz22 macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2013
  7. LukasValine, Mar 7, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017

    LukasValine macrumors regular


    Nov 5, 2013
    Edition is a much better name than Pro for something like an iPhone. The Pro labeling should be reserved for macs.
  8. iCloudStrife macrumors member


    Jun 15, 2015
    At least it’s better than using the word Pro to denote needless expensiveness without any true professional qualities, which is pretty much how things are now.
  9. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2016
    Yep a high dollar edition phone along side a 7s and7s plus.
  10. seanmcbay macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2009
    No way I'll pick this up if this happens unless T-Mobile has some killer deal for it.
  11. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    After getting use to the 5.5" Plus screen I really don't know how I feel about going to a smaller 5" or 5.15" display.
  12. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    Edition will be the name of something exterior premium. Like ceramic or gold or something. But the internals and design will be the same. Just like the watch
  13. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2016
    Re design will probably only come in edition this year.
  14. ugcop macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    Traveling @ Warp Speed ...... USA
    Having bought iPhones yearly for the first half of their history and then every other year with the s models, all the glamour is gone. When this one quits I will look for something outside the Apple garden.
  15. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2009
    It was way cooler back when Apple just had ONE version of the iPhone (but in different storage capacities and with black and white options). Such simpler times! Now it's like they're trying to confuse their customers by having so many different versions... Ugh!
  16. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    Can't decide which is worse when it comes to premium model names - "iPhone Edition" or "Range Rover Autobiography". Oh well, most people probably can't afford either.
  17. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

    Cole Slaw

    Oct 6, 2006
  18. ILikeAllOS macrumors regular


    Jul 28, 2011
    Tampa Bay
    Does this mean it could be ceramic like the :apple: Watch Edition?
  19. Rainshadow macrumors newbie


    Feb 16, 2017
    If this is the case, I'm glad I bought the iPhone 7. I had a 5S and was trying to hold out for the 2017 model because of all the rumors.

    No way I would buy an edition model for the higher prices and I would just feel cheated if I bought a 7S.
  20. alexcanton macrumors member


    Jan 14, 2012
    Gold Coast, AU
    Apart from it being the 10th anniversary, what evidence is there to suggest that this year is supposed to be the iPhone 8? Every other iPhone has had an S year. If history is any indication, this year would be a iPhone 7s year.

    I fear people are hyping this year up leading to disappointment.
  21. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2016
    I will take one of each.
  22. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    I doubt that. With an edition model Apple could have a premium device that they could update every year along side the non-edition iPhone. With the profit margins. And once some one goes edition one year. They will keep upgrading to the new edition model. I'm curious to how many series 0 Apple watch edition owners updated to edition series 2.

    But I could be wrong
  23. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

    Cole Slaw

    Oct 6, 2006
    Hype is what Apple's all about, though.
    Just look what it's done to their stock prices lately.
  24. joshuaadunn macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2016
    I agree except that the pro labeling should also only be used on machines updated in the last couple years. A Mac pro with 2013 tech in it is anything but "Pro".

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