Will the new iPhone be called iPhone 8 or iPhone 7S?

There is a huge debate going on whether the new iPhone will be called iPhone 8 or iPhone 7S. There are two major reasons for each of them to show up in 2017. As we know Apple company have a set pattern for the release of new iPhone as well as for the nomenclature for each upcoming iPhone.

When we have a solid reason why the new iPhone will be called iPhone 7S, we have good reasons why it will be named as iPhone 8 !

According to rumors, the new iPhone 7S release date will be in mid September this year. It indicates that the new iPhone may be called iPhone 7S. Digitaltrends is one of the leading tech blogs whose predictions came out to be true many times.

Not only DigitalTrends, MacWorld UK talk about the release date, expected features, specifications and other rumors about iPhone 7S. According to Macworld, the cost of iPhone 7S may surpass $1000 mark for the first time. The year 2017 will be the year of iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus however the iPhone 8 will be launched next year in September.


iPhone 8

Why it should be called iPhone 7S and not iPhone 8 is supported by the fact that Apple company follows a pattern of releasing the upgraded version of full “numbered” iPhone very next year and call it the “S” version. If we follow this pattern, we should see iPhone 7S and not iPhone 8.

  • iPhone 3G -2008
  • iPhone 3G S– 2009
  • iPhone 4– 2010
  • iPhone 4S – 2011
  • iPhone 5– 2012
  • iPhone 5S– 2013
  • iPhone 6– 2014
  • iPhone 6S-2015
  • iPhone 7-2016
  • iPhone 7S-2017 (expected)

Since 2008, the company been releasing “S” moniker followed by “full digit” iPhone.

However, there is great buzz in the market that iPhone marks 2017 the 10th anniversary and to honor this special occasion, Apple will launched iPhone 8 instead of iPhone 7S.

Also see: iPhone 8 Plus release date, specs, rumors, price and features

According to other rumors, the iPhone 8 release date should be second week of September this year and will cost more than $649 !

Several well known tech blogs such as Macrumors, CNet strongly believe the new iPhone will be called iPhone 8 and have several great features to mark the 10th anniversary.

The latest A11 chipset, 16 megapixel camera, edge-to-edge design, wireless charging, powerful battery are some of the interesting features that iPhone 8 suppose to get.

This could be a great opportunity to discontinue the “S” version of iPhone as it confuses many customers. The latest rumors talk about totally different model called iPhone X ! Forbes– world’s #1 magazine believes that new iPhone will be named as iPhone X. Here “X” is a roman digit to denote 10 !

However, according to the fresh rumors which started to float since last few days there could be three different models of iPhone releasing during the same event and they most probably be called iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and premium one iPhone 8 Or iPhone X !

Tech blog BGR believes that iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus will share the same design however iPhone 8 will have a steel frame with rear and front glass body.

The iPhone 4.7-inch model which probably called iPhone 7S and 5.5-inch model which is assumed to be iPhone 7S Plus will have aluminum body and for 5.8-inch iPhone 8 the company will use a glass body that was discontinued after iPhone 4S !

Though these are all rumors, there is no confirm news from the company or any hint given by the company about what a new iPhone will be called. Neither there is any confirmed news about what all models of iPhone are going to be released.