For those of us who follow technology news, it’s been impossible to not hear about rumor after rumor about the new iPhone X, or iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition (whatever Apple ends up calling it). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and Apple is most likely releasing a refresh to the iPhone 7 which, if the iPhone 3GS, 4S, 5S, and 6S are any indication, will be called the iPhone 7s. Rumor sites are abuzz with leaks about an all new device that is rumored to be sized in between the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — just slightly larger than the current iPhone 7 but which will reportedly have an edge to edge OLED screen approximately as large as the current iPhone 7 Plus screen but with no home button. With no home button or fingerprint reader, this new phone could use the front facing camera to employ facial recognition to unlock the device. It’s rumored to be more expensive at $999 starting price for the lowest capacity device and will be in short supply initially.
This new iPhone X device, iPhone 7s and purportedly a new Apple TV 5th generation might all be announced at this event on September 12th which would likely make the devices available to order late next week and shipping by 9/22 or 9/29 if Apple follows its release pattern.
The new device will be such a dramatic change that it certainly won’t be for everyone. Business Insider wrote a helpful article titled: Forget the iPhone 8 — the iPhone 7 is going to be an incredible deal soon. If you’ve got an older iPhone 6s or older and are ready for a switch, you’re going to have three options: last year’s iPhone 7 will no doubt be discounted and a great deal. Last year’s model is still very fast and responsive running iOS 11. The new iPhone 7s will most likely work in a predictable fashion with a front facing taptic home button and could offer some new capabilities like wireless charging and maybe a slightly better camera. The new iPhone X would be dramatically different in design from other iPhones and perhaps require a slight workflow change from what you’re used to.