Apple’s next iPhone is expected to have a ‘new look’ that will have more of an iPhone 7 feel to it, according to a new report from technology analyst IHS iSuppli.
“We expect to see a new iPhone design with a bigger screen, larger battery, and more battery life, with a ‘bigger screen’ in particular being the focus of Apple’s new ‘iPhone 8’ design,” the report reads.
The report is based on “analyzing” a variety of new and existing iPhone models, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone XS, as well as some rumored models.
According to IHS, Apple is expected “to make some significant changes to the design of its iPhone X with the next iPhone, as the iPhone X is expected not to be as big as its predecessors”.
“This would suggest that Apple will move away from the iPhone 7 style of design, and instead use a design approach that would be more consistent with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.”
“However, the report does not state if this design would be in line with the “iPhone 8” that is rumored to be unveiled at the end of the year.
It could also be a redesign of the iPhone line to the iPhone 9, as it does not specify the iPhone name,” the IHS analyst noted.
Apple will unveil its next iPhone in the third quarter of next year, with pricing expected to start at $999.
While the report says that Apple is working on a “bigger and more powerful iPhone”, IHS is quick to point out that the iPhone maker is not yet announcing the “biggest screen” in particular.
As the iPhone is an “enthusiast device”, the report suggests that Apple may be looking to make a design change to the “look” of the next model.
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