Apple's new 2017 iPhone line up to be named iPhone Edition, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?

Apple's new 2017 iPhone line up to be named iPhone Edition, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus?
Just 11 days before Apple unveils the 2017 iPhone line up, it appears that a couple of case vendors have each heard the same whispers about the new iPhone models from the same sources in Shenzhen, who claim to have seen the packaging of the new phones. Based on these sources, it appears that the 2017 iPhone line up will consist of the Apple iPhone 8 (sequel to the Apple iPhone 7), Apple iPhone 8 Plus (sequel to the Apple iPhone 7 Plus) and the Apple iPhone Edition (the tenth anniversary model).

One of the casemakers claims to have updated its SKUs based on this information, which means that it takes this information seriously. The other casemaker printed labels using the information, and was showing it to its retail partner in privacy.

The Apple iPhone Edition will be the first iPhone to carry an OLED panel and it will feature an edge-to-edge screen. Instead of Touch ID, the phone will employ a 3D face recognition system that will be used to unlock the phone and verify identity. An "L" shaped battery will allow a large capacity cell to be deployed inside the phone. Users will be able to tap the screen to wake the unit, and an optional wireless charging feature will be available. The device will be powered by the A11 chipset.

The Apple iPhone Edition, Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8s will all be unveiled on September 12th at Apple's new campus. To be precise, the event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater. The iPhone Edition is expected to be priced in a range of $1,000 to $1,400. We expect to see a large number of leaks, rumors and tips from now through September 12th. The actual launch could take place on September 22nd. Check in often for the latest on what is the most eagerly anticipated new iPhone model ever.

source: 9to5Mac

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69 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The iPhone Edition as a name makes a lot of sense actually considering that the iPhone SE exists, and SE means Special Edition.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The SE in iPhone SE could mean a number of things, like 'Second Edition', 'Slow Edition' or perhaps 'Snail Edition'. How about 'Small Edition' or 'Short Edition'? Or perhaps; 'Sheep Edition'? Hmmm... The possibilities seems to be endless, laddie. Oh well, My Aussie Bucks are on "iPhone 8 Pro". G'Day!

5. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's a point but Apple says that the SE means Special Edition. Wouldn't having the 8 Pro and the 8 Plus be confusing?

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

No it won't, not for them. If iPhone SE= iPhone Special Edition, iPhone Edition= iPhone iPE. LOL!

6. Ozsikhs

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

May be "s**t Edition"

13. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

SE stands for "still expensive".

15. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sexy Enema. Same Everything. Smelly Elephants

33. whatev

Posts: 2267; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

The same should apply to the galaxy s line: “Sh***y” “Slow” “Sluggish” “Snail” “Struggling” “Scam” . . .

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yet only cost 850, has a gigabit modem, fast charging and fast wireless charging, ip68, headphone jack, a bigger diaplay, high resolution, mass storage, expandible storage and 60 things and more that the iPhone cant do.

38. whatev

Posts: 2267; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

And you forgot to mention that it is already outdated in terms of the firmware available, and it will be even more obsolete next year, the reselling price will be ridiculous next year, the apps are not and will not be optimized to make the best use of its hardware, pitiful ram management, and it doesn’t have any important app exclusives, the customer service is laughable, and also it’s worth mentioning that iPhones as old as the iPhone 6 can outperform the latest Galaxy S, meanwhile the iPhone will have all of the above and more (high reselling price, firmware updates for 5 years, optimized apps, etc etc etc). Btw take your medicine before you have your next meltdown, take care of yourself ;-)

49. AxelFoley unregistered

1. Apple's apps aren't optimized as they crash 3 times more than Android apps. FACT. 2. Resell value is for people who have phones they need to get rid of. I understand why it's so important to you. However, the Note and the S hold their value just fine. But sorry, it's a phone not a house. 3. 5 years of firmware updates on iOS may get you a file manager or folders. 5 years is useless when the OS is 7 years behind. 4. Blanco studies have clearly shown who outperforms who, and Android outperforms iOS the last 4 years. 5. You have a payment system that still only works at 25% of businesses versus the other that works at 98%. 6. You still can't fast charge. But congrats on your wireless charging...maybe. 7. The iPhone's battery life is in a class by itself...low class...and that's with horrible screen resolution 8. The iPhone's camera never wins any blind camera comparison...against any other phone. 9. SD cards are a real thing. You should try one sometime.

58. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

No, they don't :). No, they don't; they hold their value well, but not as well. :)) updates are updates. No, it doesn't. 0% vs. 0% anywhere wxcept US and some other [uninteresting - for me] markets. - Still the best usage time/mAh battery. Don't care what dumb people think. No, they are not..

50. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

"the apps are not and will not be optimized to make the best use of its hardware, pitiful ram management, and it doesn’t have any important app exclusives". First of all let's get the ram management lies out of the way. All Android smartphones have real multitasking and since Android Nougat (Marshmallow with settings changes) has split screen multitasking as well. iPhone's are devoid of those options. iOS on iPhone's runs more like the old Palm OS in 2017, than a more real multitasking OS of today. With that said when users run an app on an iPhone today, it halts the previous app from which it left. On Android apps can still be running in the background. Plus you can use multiple apps simultaneously. Like watch a movie or video while browsing the web. Use a calculator while writing a note or an email. These things are impossible on iPhone's today. Before any of you say multitasking and split screen is useless on a small smartphone. Well how would you know if you never tried it. Especially if all you know is iPhone's, like you whatev, or kiko007, cnour, ninetysix, and many others. As far as exclusives are concerned the S8, and Note 8 come with MS office, plus have Gear VR Oculus support, Daydream VR compatible, and can run Steam VR games as well. Not to mention Android in general has a lot of exclusives when it come to tools and utilities, that you cannot get on any iPhone's. Plus a lot more free apps than iOS. As far as support for crappy hardware like an iPhone 6, is still crappy hardware which cannot change. With it's pitiful low resolution display. How do you get a software upgrade for that? That's right you don't. I am amazed at how people still buy the same low resolution iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and now 7s or 8. It's no wonder why Apple has record profits. Because the sheep will buy anything with an Apple logo. If Apple made and sold a shellacked mounted $hit, then people like you whatev would be here to praise and preach to everyone that Apple makes the best piece of $hit around. Only a sucker of an idiot would buy the iPhone 6s, 7, or 7s/8. I guess that is why Apple relys on that sales motto. A sucker is born every minute.

59. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

iOS has had true multitasking for a few years now. You can't use the calculator while writing a note, you need to switch between the apps; you can't watch a movie while browsing the web, you just listen the audio of the movie. I have tried multi-window on a 10" tablet and I can say it's stupid; do you think I will find it's use on 5-6" display? iP 6 has better real resolution than S5 and Plus models have real resolution almost on par with S6-8 (check PenTile for Samsung and you'll find out why).

67. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

if you're calling it the 'Pro' then it'd indicate that it was aimed at the business market with 'pro' features. I suspect this isn't the case because they'll just want to sell it to anyone with enough money.

52. KingSam

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

It sounds dumb actually. imagine BMW edition. galaxy edition. Lol

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

iPhone 8 Pro.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, iPhone X. It's gotta be the name.

4. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It'll be named iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Move on now.

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The iPhone Edition and the Watch Edition are both terrible names.

42. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Apple's Watch Watch Edition and LG's Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE are some of the worst names in recent years. I sincerely hope Apple goes with something....better. Even just calling it 'iPhone' would be quite cool, as a throwback to the original that started it all.

46. Xilam unregistered

I agree. I also don't like "Google Now" (it's awkward to use in sentence. I gont like "Duo", I don't like Names like "Honor", any names like essence or shade (too familiar for tech) or any names asssoicated with food when it comes to either software or hardware.

8. AxelFoley unregistered

The Iphone Edition will be top notch.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But the name is awful.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

As you said, iPhone X gotta be the name.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Major miss if they don't go with that.

45. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Tedkord, I think you missed the joke. Top notch...ya get it?

25. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lol top notch. I see what you did there... #unibrow

27. AxelFoley unregistered

It will definitely be a cut above the rest.

9. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

So what will we have next? Apple Pencil Edition? Airpods Edition?

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