iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Edition: Everything You Need to Know

Now that the Galaxy S8 has finally been unveiled, all eyes will be on Apple as it gears up to launch the 2017 iPhone model. And if the rumours are accurate, we could be seeing three new handsets this year.

Yes, the Cupertino-based company is said to be working on an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus to back up its big new iPhone model.

But while most are referring to that model as the iPhone 8, numerous reports and rumours have suggested Apple could be using a completely different name this year. Most of that is down to the fact 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first iPhone launch (on June 29th, specifically), but there’s a little more to it.

We’ve sifted through the news and rumours to see whether we can’t figure out what Apple’s got planned. Will 2017 be the year of the iPhone Edition? The iPhone Anniversary? The iPhone X? Or perhaps even the iPhone 10?

Allow us to make a few educated guesses…

iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Edition – what will it look like?

While the name of the phone remains a mystery, there’s a lot more in the way of spec rumours. Here’s what we’ve heard the 2017 iPhone overhaul will bring.

Everything we’ve heard about the iPhone 10 points to a major redesign that will see the home button removed from the front of the device, in favour of a larger screen than reduces the bezels and reaches to the edges of the handset. It’s the same thing Samsung has done with its new Galaxy S8 and follows the trend started by LG with its new LG G6, launched in February of this year.

And that newly enlarged screen is said to make use of an OLED panel, which would be the first time Apple has opted for the technology over the usual LCD panels it uses in current phones.

iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Edition – what hardware will it have?

Because nothing’s been confirmed at this point, it’s hard to say just what kind of internals the phone will come packing. Whatever the case, it’s a safe bet to assume Apple will make sure the 2017 iPhone update improves on its predecessor, and can hold its own against rival models from the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Google etc.

It’s highly likely the firm will debut a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) for the upcoming iPhone. It has done so with most major iPhone releases in the past, so we’re expecting something big for the 10th anniversary edition. The A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7 is already incredibly fast, but whatever follows it – likely an ‘A11’ processor – will no doubt offer even more impressive performance.

Some rumours and analyst reports suggest we’ll see a curves on the edges of the screen, though some sources have suggested those curves will be ‘gentler’ than those on Samsung’s Galaxy S8. At this point, there’s no clear consensus among leakers and analysts on whether the OLED display will indeed be curved or not, but it seems likely.

One of the analysts that has contributed to this talk of curved OLED screens is KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo has been quite vocal on the topic of Apple’s upcoming iPhone models, and has also claimed the company will be using a glass body (like the one seen in the iPhone 4) for the premium version. That glass will apparently be built this around an aluminium or stainless steel frame.

Digitimes reported back in July 2016 that Taiwan’s TSMC had would be building the new chip: “The Taiwan-based foundry will continue to be the sole supplier of Apple’s next-generation A11 processor that will be built on a 10nm FinFET process.”

The 10nm manufacturing process (the lower the number, the more densely transistors can be packed in) is the same used for Samsung’s new Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon 835 – both of which are top-of-the-range processors.

We’ve also heard a lot about a new camera on the upcoming iPhone, with KGI Securities predicting Apple will carry over the dual-lens camera from the iPhone 7 Plus. A recent report from iDrop (the same report that claimed the phone would be called the iPhone Edition) suggests the dual camera lenses will be stacked vertically rather than horizontally, as was the case on the iPhone 7 Plus.

Round the front of the upcoming phone, there’s been talk from analysts of a “revolutionary” front camera that features 3D-sensing capabilities. Sensing the depth and location of objects in a 3D space, the feature could even allow for augmented reality functionality, though that’s a long shot at this stage.

Other mooted features include wireless charging and True Tone technology on the display, which would mean the phone’s screen could adapt to changes in ambient light, as is the case with the recent 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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iPhone 7S 5

iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Edition: What will Apple call its 2017 iPhone? From the iPhone Edition to the iPhone X, iPhone 10 or even iPhone Pro, we analyse all the latest rumours, news, and evidence.

Now that the Galaxy S8 has finally been unveiled, all eyes will be on Apple as it gears up to launch the 2017 iPhone model. And if the rumours are accurate, we could be seeing three new handsets this year.

Yes, the Cupertino-based company is said to be working on an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus to back up its big new iPhone model.

But while most are referring to that model as the iPhone 8, numerous reports and rumours have suggested Apple could be using a completely different name this year. Most of that is down to the fact 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first iPhone launch (on June 29th, specifically), but there’s a little more to it.

We’ve sifted through the news and rumours to see whether we can’t figure out what Apple’s got planned. Will 2017 be the year of the iPhone Edition? The iPhone Anniversary? The iPhone X? Or perhaps even the iPhone 10?

Allow us to make a few educated guesses…

Related: iPhone 8

iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Edition – what will it look like?

While the name of the phone remains a mystery, there’s a lot more in the way of spec rumours. Here’s what we’ve heard the 2017 iPhone overhaul will bring.

Everything we’ve heard about the iPhone 10 points to a major redesign that will see the home button removed from the front of the device, in favour of a larger screen than reduces the bezels and reaches to the edges of the handset. It’s the same thing Samsung has done with its new Galaxy S8 and follows the trend started by LG with its new LG G6, launched in February of this year.

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iPhone 7 vs iPhone SEThe iPhone 7 was a bit of a disappointment design-wise, retaining most of the iPhone 6S’s aestheticsAnd that newly enlarged screen is said to make use of an OLED panel, which would be the first time Apple has opted for the technology over the usual LCD panels it uses in current phones.

Some rumours and analyst reports suggest we’ll see a curves on the edges of the screen, though some sources have suggested those curves will be ‘gentler’ than those on Samsung’s Galaxy S8. At this point, there’s no clear consensus among leakers and analysts on whether the OLED display will indeed be curved or not, but it seems likely.

One of the analysts that has contributed to this talk of curved OLED screens is KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo has been quite vocal on the topic of Apple’s upcoming iPhone models, and has also claimed the company will be using a glass body (like the one seen in the iPhone 4) for the premium version. That glass will apparently be built this around an aluminium or stainless steel frame.

iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Edition – what hardware will it have?

Because nothing’s been confirmed at this point, it’s hard to say just what kind of internals the phone will come packing. Whatever the case, it’s a safe bet to assume Apple will make sure the 2017 iPhone update improves on its predecessor, and can hold its own against rival models from the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Google etc.

It’s highly likely the firm will debut a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) for the upcoming iPhone. It has done so with most major iPhone releases in the past, so we’re expecting something big for the 10th anniversary edition. The A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7 is already incredibly fast, but whatever follows it – likely an ‘A11’ processor – will no doubt offer even more impressive performance.

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a10The A10 chip used in the iPhone 7 is already very powerfulDigitimes reported back in July 2016 that Taiwan’s TSMC had would be building the new chip: “The Taiwan-based foundry will continue to be the sole supplier of Apple’s next-generation A11 processor that will be built on a 10nm FinFET process.”

The 10nm manufacturing process (the lower the number, the more densely transistors can be packed in) is the same used for Samsung’s new Exynos 8895 and Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon 835 – both of which are top-of-the-range processors.

We’ve also heard a lot about a new camera on the upcoming iPhone, with KGI Securities predicting Apple will carry over the dual-lens camera from the iPhone 7 Plus. A recent report from iDrop (the same report that claimed the phone would be called the iPhone Edition) suggests the dual camera lenses will be stacked vertically rather than horizontally, as was the case on the iPhone 7 Plus.

Round the front of the upcoming phone, there’s been talk from analysts of a “revolutionary” front camera that features 3D-sensing capabilities. Sensing the depth and location of objects in a 3D space, the feature could even allow for augmented reality functionality, though that’s a long shot at this stage.

Other mooted features include wireless charging and True Tone technology on the display, which would mean the phone’s screen could adapt to changes in ambient light, as is the case with the recent 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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iPhone 7S

iPhone 10 Year Anniversary Edition – release date and price

Whatever the new iPhone redesign end up being called, you can expect to see it launch towards the end of the year. There’s no confirmed dates at this point, but here’s a recap of recent iPhone launches:

  • iPhone 7: Wednesday, September 7 (reveal) | Friday, September 16 (release)
  • iPhone 6S: Wednesday, September 9 (reveal) | Saturday, September 19 (release)
  • iPhone 6: Tuesday, September 9 (reveal) | Friday, September 19 (release)
  • iPhone 5S: Tuesday, September 10 (reveal) | Friday, September 20 (release)
  • iPhone 5: Wednesday, September 12 (reveal), Friday, September 21 (release)

With that in mind, we’re expecting either a Tuesday, September 12, or Wednesday, September 13 launch date for the new iPhone and its two iterative cohorts. That would put the actual release date on either Friday, September 22, or Saturday, September 23. Again, there’s no way to verify this, so apply the usual pinch of salt here.

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