Apple’s iPhone 7 is still just weeks old and attention has already begun to turn to what the Cupertino technology maker will have in store come September time next year. Apple is known to have two or even three years-worth of iPhones already in development well ahead of time, and a new report suggests that the next iPhone is no different.
The said report claims that Apple’s iPhone 8 is currently being developed at a facility in Israel, citing its source as someone who works for the company in the area.
The next iPhone has been expected to offer something completely different from the iPhone 7 since before even that phone was confirmed, and today’s report backs those thoughts up by suggesting that an edge-to-edge display and even a ceramic construction could play a part in the iPhone 8 when it debuts around this time next year.
The fact that Apple is working on an unreleased iPhone should be of no surprise to anyone, but what we find interesting is the use of the name iPhone 8 during the report, which may go some way to further confirming existing expectations that the next iPhone will break from the norm and skip the iPhone 7s moniker completely. The thinking here is that Apple will want to showcase the iPhone during its tenth anniversary year, and to do that will require a much more impressive hardware redesign than anything released to this date under the ‘s’ branding.
Whatever the name, and wherever it is being developed, just know that the next flagship iPhone is likely to be something wholly new and, as a result, almost impossible to predict. All we know is that if Apple does want to celebrate the iPhone’s tenth birthday, the next iPhone is going to come with a lot more than just a camera megapixel jump!