Premium iPhone 8 may be called “iPhone Edition” and may not hit stores alongside iPhone 7s

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The next generation iPhone has been the subject of rumors in recent months. Rumors claim that Apple will launch three iPhone models this year including a premium OLED-equipped iPhone 8 model. According to latest reports, the premium iPhone model will likely be called the iPhone Edition, like Apple did with the Apple Watch Edition.

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According to sources, Cupertino-based Company is testing several iPhone Edition prototypes with different configuration and features. This may include models without home button and aluminium chassis. Besides, Apple is rumored to test some iPhone models with LCD displays that are expected to launch alongside the premium iPhone this year.

However, reports claim that the high-end iPhone model will not go on sale at the same time with the two standard 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone models this year due to production issues. In reality, Apple is rumored to deal with supply issues that may force the company to use OLED panels only on the premium iPhone this year. Today’s reports run counter to what we heard in previous reports that the high-end iPhone with OLED displays will hit stores alongside iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.

Sources say that Apple is having a hard time looking for materials for the high-end iPhone. This could force the production to start later than usual when compared to other iPhone models. The high-end iPhone 8 is rumored to come with a 5.8 inch OLED display, glass body and iris scanner. Besides, Apple may remove the physical buttons on the high-end iPhone this year, instead adopting virtual buttons. Other rumored specs include a USB Type-C and a dual display like we found on LG V20 and HTC U Ultra this year.

Aside from new iPhone models, Apple is expected to launch three iPad models this year including a refresh of the current 12.9 inch iPad Pro, a cheaper 9.7 inch iPad and a new bezel-free 10.5 inch iPad Pro.

Also read: Apple to push back Spring iPad event to next month

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