If any of you needed further proof that 2016 is the shittest year in modern history, we may have just found it. Serial phone leaker Evan Blass has come up with what might just be the most irritating iPhone 7 claim yet.
Can we please stop calling the 2016 Apple handsets "iPhone 7"? I think it's highly unlikely they will be named thusly.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 27, 2016
He’s deadly serious. According to an apparent anonymous tipster, Apple’s saving the iPhone 7 for 2017, because it needs something special for the smartphone’s 10th anniversary and ideas are extremely thin on the ground.
If true, that means this year’s releases will essentially be gently tweaked versions of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, making them slightly less gently tweaked version of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The only change we can expect to see this year is the removal of the headphone jack, so for many people, Apple’s decided to wait 12 months in order to make the iPhone worse.
Oh, and maybe new colours too.
Furthermore, it appears that the three-year refresh cycle is here to stay, which would mean that the iPhone 8 would only arrive in 2020. [VentureBeat]