Apple may skip the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus for two OLED iPhones

In our reporting so far, we have discussed rumors of three new iPhone models scheduled for announcement in September. Yes, the idea of Apple offering a more conservative, iterative upgrade option with an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus alongside a radically different Anniversary Edition iPhone makes sense.

But so does a variant in which Apple skips the S-generation to straight up announce the iPhone 8 and 8 Olus, both featuring all-screen OLED displays and the latest technology on hand. After all, why would Apple bother with the 7S if it's truly confident in its new iPhone?

MicGadget, a Chinese technology website written in English that's been around for a long time, believes in the latter. It reports that Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn received orders for only two new models. And Cupertino wouldn't be shopping tens of millions of Samsung OLED displays for 'trivial' 7S and 7S Plus upgrades.

Additionally, MG suggests that both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will have the same dual-camera setup. This means owners of both models will be able to take photos of equal quality, which isn't the case with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Dual cameras are already mainstream phone material, so if Apple feels it has the hardware locked in, it shouldn't have any trouble bringing it to the smaller model.

To be honest, we find it hard to trust a website that cites "some friends from Foxconn" as its source while maintaining a news section titled "Foxconn's Hell Factory". Who knows, maybe they are such good friends, they have in-jokes. Then again, MicGadget has been around for a while (since 2008) and we have no grounds to dispute the credibility of its relations with Foxconn personnel. Consider this news as another piece of the "new iPhone" puzzle until we have more 'empirical' information, so to say.




1. willard12 unregistered

Someday, the PA writers will learn that the anniversary of the iPhone is January 9th. I know we have a desire to celebrate it, but we can't keep making up events that don't apply in order to do it.

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Usually in the tech world they celebrate the actual release dates more so than the announcement dates. This is because in a lot of cases a tech company may announce plans to release a product but it could end up being cancelled or dramatically altered by the time of production.

8. willard12 unregistered

In that case, if the device is not released on June 29th, as PA says it won't be, then the word "anniversay" still doesn't apply. An anniversary is a specific date/day, not just the tenth version.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Most likely Apple is going to have the iPhone 7 type device with a larger 5" display that will now be full HD. Instead of the stupid resolution of 1334x750. The iPhone 7 plus type device will now have a QHD display in the body of the iPhone plus models. That is what I believe. Considering those types of displays have been around for year now.

4. kevv2288

Posts: 300; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

June 29th was the release date

20. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Congratulations for giving information I already am aware of. I never stated that Apple was going to release their product in June but was merely pointing out that tech companies usually celebrate release dates more so than announcement dates in regards to when he stated the January 9th date. Apple will most likely announce their device at the same time they have traditionally done and mark the occasion by stating something like "this year we celebrated our 10th anniversary of the release of the first iPhone..." and then go on to announce the latest iteration.

22. willard12 unregistered

No need to congratulate me. I haven't made up any special holidays or anniversary requiring faux celebration.

24. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I have. I call it "Kanye West Appreciation Day", and all who read this post are REQUIRED to celebrate it proudly on April 26th of every year. You will adhere to my demands...

27. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I doubt there will be any iPhone for 8 for this year... Apple will take the existing iPhone 7 & 7S, simply slap the dual camera module on both models, might bump up the RAM on both models to 1 Gigs and call it an iPhone 7S...! Knowing Apple,, I doubt I'm going to see an "Edge-to-Edge" iPhone "8" this year...! G'Day!

28. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Y'know, as fun as it is to listen a grown man's drunken ramblings about how he has "seen the light of Samsung", I think it's time you got counseling. Seriously, quit drinking whatever it is you've been sipping... it's ruining your perspective.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Better. How i so wish this were true. Imagine the all glass oled surface on a 4.7" screen without bezels. This way, there would be one phone for thore who wants big displays and another for those that want small displays.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Even if all the iPhones this year have oled displays I highly doubt that all variants will have an edge to edge display design like the special edition iPhone, otherwise there wouldn't be anything to special about it then.

17. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Do you mean a phone the size of the 4.7 model, but being all screen? If so, that's exactly what the rumors are saying will happen with the iPhone edition.

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The rumors have the special edition iPhone carrying a screen size of 5.7-5.8in. That will still be bigger than the 4.7in iPhone because the S8 with it's 5.8in display and edge to edge design is bigger than the 4.7in.

5. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

I like the post where someone from PA said sources said that the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s+ would release alongside the iPhone 8 because the iPhone 8 would be in such limited quantity. I would still be baffled to actually see that happen.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"To be honest, we find it hard to trust a website that cites "some friends from Foxconn" as its source while maintaining a news section titled" I'll ask this again: Why post this and risk losing MORE credibility? If you can't trust the sources, don't publish the article. They teach this s**t in Journalism101 dammit.

9. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

To generate site traffic.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I get that, but even so, there should be standards on what is or isn't article worthy.

15. Subie

Posts: 2395; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree with you kiko that there should be standards. Yet, considering that so many articles on all these tech sites are regarding rumors of one kind or another, we'll forever see these kind of articles. If PA doesn't post them some other site will and many readers may migrate there...

11. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Its going to be an iphone 7 and an iphone 7s both that look exactly like the iphone 7 but with OLED displays as the main selling and marketing point is my guess. The bezelss protoytpes, if they actually exist, are probably just prototypes that are pretty far off.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Whatever helps you sleep at night.

21. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol I am willing to bet on it actually. I know how Apple milks their sheep like you and I doubt they would pass on an opportunity to rehash a design for the 4th time in a row if they can get away with it, and they can get away with murder, that's how blinded their sheep are. Care to wager?

23. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Bruh, I'm not betting with you on this because: A) You probably live in Asia, or at least not in America where I can hunt... I mean find you. B) You're probably broke. No shame... we've all been there. C) Either way, it doesn't matter. I'm still gonna get my iPhone with an oled screen an the beast a11. Probably also gonna have better batter life due to the L shape battery integration as well, and Gigabit LTE. And you're still gonna call me a sheep while simultaneously deepthroating whatever Android phone calls itself an "iPhone killer" this fall. Same s**t, different day.

13. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

it will be fantastic if we see iphone plus with big screen 6.4" and the same size! I hope this rumor will be right!

32. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

what happened? i thought ifans dont like big screens LOL

14. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Apple would be smart to do this. Nobody wants a 4th iteration of the iPhone 6/Plus. And they should go for the jugular with offering the latest flagship with a flat screen. Whatever they are planning should be a hit as the stock at all-time high (the market makers have some foreknowledge and cook that into the price).

16. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Latest rumor is that Apple might skip iPhones until 2030 and come up with a brain implant.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This is stupid. It today contradicts the fact Apple paid Samsung for 90M panels. So if Apple who sells 200M phones in a year only ordered 90M displays, where will they get the rest from? How about the regular phone be LCD and the Plus be OKED. After all, Apple short changes the try model with lower resolution, less cameras and slower internal storage as a fact...right?

26. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

How many times is someone going to have to tell you this dips**t: Higher storage capacity= higher storage speeds!!!! This is true for ALL Android phones as well. I swear to God, its like pulling teeth with people like you.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Some of them likely do. Samsung does not. The 32GB Flash used in the S6 and S7 are both faster than the one inside the iPhone and its only slower than 64GB used in the Note 7 as an example, because the S6 uses UFS 2.0 while the Note 7 has UFS 2.1 "I think". Also why compare to other manufacturers. They make cheap phones. I expect that a phone that costs $650 should have the fastest storage in its class. After all it is suppose to be a "premium" device. So why does it have slower storage? Why on;y a 720p (750p is non-standard) display? Please show me an Android phones, that is a top model (flagship) with such gimped specs for $650...SHOW IT TOO ME. Oh and pulling teeth? At least I have teeth with your gumby mouth. You're stupid and you're ignorant. You know as much about tech as a doorknob. If Samsung has used slow 32GB Flash in the S6 for a $650 phone, you would have been all over it like flies on shyte. You're a POS dude...just off yourself and do us a favor.

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