2017 will mark 10 years since the launch of the original iPhone, so the never-ending Apple rumour mill is chugging away even more vigorously than usual.
The latest hot gossip is that three different iPhones will come out next year, with one of them codenamed ‘Ferrari’. Vroom-vroom.
This is based on a leak of apparent manufacturing documents from Apple's East Asian supply chain, which were posted to Weibo and picked up by Apple Insider.
According to the docs, handsets D20 and D21 will officially launch as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, while model D22 -- Ferrari -- will arrive as a sort of souped-up iPhone of tech gossipers’ wettest dreams, complete with a bezel-less OLED display, wireless charging and embedded home button.
Might as well throw a curved screen in the mix too. Apple should be able to charge a couple of hundred extra quid for that.
Apple Insider also reports that Ferrari will feature a split logic board -- one piece carrying the new A11 processor chip and flash storage, with the other carrying the Wi-Fi and communications bits.
If the rumours are true, I guess the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus will be really similar to the 7 and 7 Plus, which were really similar to the 6S and 6S Plus, which were really similar to the 6 and 6 Plus... and so on, and so on. [cnBeta, Apple Insider]