iPhone 8 launch: Apple gearing up for 4.7-inch & 5.5-inch iPhones only

In line with Apple's launch of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in 2016, the future iPhones will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes only, added Apple sources.

Apple plans to come up with normal 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models next year. Earlier buzz was Apple may launch three new iPhone models for next year.

But the Apple flagships iPhone models may continue as per latest smartphone launch news from Apple sources.
In line with Apple’s launch of iphones in 2016, the future phones will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes only, added Apple sources.

It is keeping alive Apple’s tradition of iPhone 6 debut in 2014, said Apple sources. Following a trend started with the iPhone 6 debut in 2014, Apple next year will unveil two —and only two — flagship iPhone models, according to person who has in the past provided accurate information on Apple’s product pipeline. Like this year’s iPhone 7 series, the 2017 iPhone will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes.

Apple is planning to come up with “iPhone 8” having a “glass sandwich” chassis. The chassis of iPhone 8 will have a AMOLED display, but Apple is also exploring fallback designs also, added Apple leaks.

First initial structural tests by Apple on early prototypes proved them okay, but Apple will do further tests to ensure backup contingencies also.

It not clear Apple is eyeing on what material for its glass design. Earlier, Nikkei claimed the company is planning to launch three iPhone models to celebrate 10th Anniversary of Apple in a big way, adding work on its 4.7-, 5- and 5.5-inch models are in full swing.

Apple CEO Tim Cook during a conference call on Tuesday, said, demand for Apple iphone 7 plus is more than supply, he said, he is confident of iphone 7 meeting demands soon, but not iPhone 7 Plus.

May be for 2017 a refreshed iPhone SE is gearing up for release than the 5-inch “iPhone 8”. iPhone SE hasbeen announced to hit market and it falls under niche product, and it has not come for any updates so far, though announced in March 2016.