The differences between iPhone 7, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 8: everything we expect

The new iPhones are well underway and it's only a month before Apple reveals all the goodies that we've been talking and speculating about over the past months. And we've been hearing a ton about the premium edition iPhone 8 (or at least that's what we're calling it right now), but not that much about the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus — the “regular” line, which will update the current design.

With that said, we thought it's a good time to gather the essentials that we know about and try and get a clear-cut idea of what the differences between the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus and iPhone 7s / 7s Plus would be. Then, have a look at how the iPhone 8 would be radically different to the iPhone 7s duo.

Differences between iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7s (and Plus variants)

The iPhone 8's breathtaking design and TouchID placement emotional roller coaster has definitely been the focus of the rumor mill. But still, we know a thing or two about the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Here are the 5 main things that will make it different than the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus combo.

Differences between iPhone 7s and iPhone 8

Alrighty, so we got the basic upgrades covered — the 2017 iPhones will have updated hardware, wireless charging, glass back, and extra bling. But the 7s and 7s Plus will still have the same basic form factor we've had since the 2014 iPhone 6. And, as you know, the iPhone 8 is about to be something new and radical with an all-screen design and some other shenanigans going on.

What are the expected differences between the iPhone 7s and premium iPhone 8? Here's the basic rundown:



22. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Apple screwed themselves with the 8 for me... I'm not paying £1000+ for a phone, but at the same time when I buy a new phone I'm not going to buy the one that's not as good like the 7s will be... I already have the crap dated version, I'm not going to upgrade to it. I think I'll give upgrading a miss and stick with my phone for a third year.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What will it do Apple? I wanna see features, that take advantage of the great hardware.

15. antjones21

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Will there be an iPhone 8+/plus?

14. fyah_king unregistered

Hello, essential phone.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Seems like the iPhone 8 will significantly cannibalize the sales of the 7s and 7s Plus, so Apple has to make the iPhone 8 in limited availability.

10. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I hate the cut out and the round corners.

7. KickRocks

Posts: 285; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I really wanted to count how many times they would use the word radical in the article. SMH

13. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I guess that they want to break Guinness World Record?

6. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 303; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

a new day and yet another phonearena iphone facination post - omg...

16. Saioofi

Posts: 348; Member since: May 23, 2014

Yet you still click on every article - omg..

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

iPhone 8 will move the smartphone world to another level. The others can compete at most with iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1559; Member since: Dec 14, 2008


9. sgodsell

Posts: 7677; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is two lame reasons to update 1) new color choice and 2) antenna lines are gone. The glass back might make some users run, but it also allows wireless charging, which is a good thing in my books. The thing that bothers me is the screens on the current iPhones are low resolution displays. The display is the most important part of any smartphone. Besides it's not like Apple couldn't put a full HD display on the smaller iPhone. Especially when HTC had a 4.7" full HD display back in 2013. In 2016 we saw $200 Android smartphones with full HD displays. Yet Apple still put a HD display on its iPhone 7, and if they do that again with the iPhone 7s in 2017. Then there is no way that they should charge a flagship price for the iPhone 7s. Well it will be interesting to see if the displays stay the same.

18. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

If it wasn't for Apple you'd have no reason to exist.

3. YeahYeah

Posts: 254; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Wow.. almost believed you and I remembered Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 moved the smartphone world to another level. Iphone 8 is just following and copying..

4. iushnt

Posts: 3189; Member since: Feb 06, 2013


5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

In your own words hahahahahahaha

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I was going to comment "PA is definitely paid by apple" but went off course seeing his comment lol. Perhaps both are paid. :)

12. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Only for iPhone users. You are getting everything Android users have already that all you ifans said was gimmicks and now it's the best thing ever.

19. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Shut up you geriatric fool.

24. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Does your Mommy know you talk like that, lol

17. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The sad reality is, the iPhone 8 won't even manage to move Apple to a new level. It's clearly got such a high manufacturing defective rate that they had to release the 7s at the same time to have something to actually sell on the launch day.

20. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You are very smart....keep it up.

23. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Correction: the iPhone 8 will move the iPhone world to another level...

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