Bloomberg probably has the most accurate reporting thus far (thanks to its hiring of Apple reporter Mark Gurman) in a report that basically confirms what has leaked out about the iPhone over the next few months. The big news is that the form factor will remain largely the same, there will be a dual-lens camera system for the larger iPhone, and the home button will provide haptic feedback rather than depress like a physical button. Oh yeah, and the headphone jack? It’s dead. Dunzo.
In case you need a reminder, this is what we can always expect from a new iPhone:
- It will be Apple’s fastest iPhone ever.
- It will have Apple’s most advanced optics.
- There will be at least one extra feature you can’t get on any other iPhone.
- It will come in rose gold.
And now, I guess we can add, “it won’t have a headphone jack.”
Alongside the rumour of a 2018 introduction of OLED, Ming-chi Kuo has suggested Apple would introduce a 5.8in iPhone variant, and it seems in-step with the rest of his predictions being brought forward into next year, this one too is being pegged for a 2017 arrival. This model is also believed to pack OLED display tech, but despite the larger display size it is claimed the body will be smaller than the current 5.5in iPhone 6S Plus model – meaning those bezels must be ultra thin! Apple allegedly intends to replace the 5.5in model with this 5.8in device, provided it can meet production targets for the larger AMOLED panels.