In the past couple months, iPhone 8 rumors have been rampant. We’ve heard that Apple may release an special edition iPhone along with the updated iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, but if the latest rumors are to be believed, there will be no iPhone 7s this year at all.
Apple has stuck to a tick-tock cycle ever since the iPhone 3G in which it releases a complete redesign followed by a minor upgraded S version. Chinese blog site MicGadget is suggesting that Apple will completely abandon its normal cycle and do away with the 7s version in favor of two iPhone 8 models. MicGadget apparently got this news from packaging atFoxconn, which hints at the new iPhone line-up.
How believable is this? Not so much
At this point in the life cycle of the iPhone 8, tons of rumors will suggest different things. It’s only going to get worse as September nears. For the time being, we’d take any rumor you hear with a giant grain of salt.
Apple rarely deviates from patterns, and this latest report suggests it will make a big deviation. It makes more sense for Apple to release an iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8. Instead, what we might get is two iPhone 8 models, contradicted pretty much all the reports we’ve heard up until this point.
In other words, we’ll believe it when we see it.