The first iPhone announcement will be exactly ten years ago on January 9, 2017, while the first ever iPhones to be released will be ten years old on June 29 next year. With that information at hand, it is very clear that Apple will be celebrating the iPhone's 10th year anniversary in 2017. This sparks the question of what the company has in store for its followers. The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus may have just been released, but now, the next iPhone bound for 2017 is already making the news.
iPhone 2017 Rumors - What Is Expected From Apple
As early as now, there have already been a bunch of rumors regarding the next iPhone. There are sources citing that the next flagship from Apple would be called the iPhone 8, while others believe it would be iPhone 7s. Regardless of the name, current rumors are expecting the next iPhone to be more improved than the newly-released iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. According to The Mirror, this year's release only features iterative upgrades, which is why there are many people looking ahead to 2017 for the real iPhone upgrade.
According to recent rumors, Apple is about to upgrade its security by improving its identity scanner. As per sources, an Iris Scanner may be on the table for Apple's next iPhone release. Apart from that, the company is also expected to do a major iPhone overhaul for the first time. Rumor has it that the 2017 iPhone will be 'all-glass'. This means that from aluminum, Apple will go all-glass next year.
Furthermore, the home button may already be removed by the iPhone once and for all. This change has already been rumored for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and since it did not happen, the rumor was transferred to the upcoming iPhone 2017.
iPhone 7 Leaks - Clues From Different Sources
Chinese sources have confirmed Apple's order for Iris Scanners, which may be a good sign that the technology is coming to the next iPhone. Furthermore, a major overhaul is also backed up by KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo who shared that the company will go for a complete redesign for its next flagship.
Additionally, John Gruber, a famous Apple blogger, also agrees that the next iPhone will be completely new. He says the whole front of the iPhone will only consist of the display. Touch ID, the camera, and all the sensors will all be embedded in there.
These leaks coming from reliable sources seem to agree on one thing - Apple will change how the iPhone looks for its 10th anniversary in 2017, and an all-glass design is a big possibility.
As for the release date, September 2017 is a good bet, at least based on tradition. However, since this is a special release and the iPhone's 10th anniversary, there could be surprises waiting to unfold. Since the first iPhone was released June 29, it isn't impossible that Apple will literally celebrate the anniversary by releasing the phone on June 29 next year.