Price Rumors

Why we may not see iPhone 8 this Year

The entire world is flooded with the rumors about iPhone 8 and everyday we are coming across new rumors on different things. Let it iPhone 8 release date, its price, features, specification or the design, the analysts are coming up with new things every single day.

While everyone is talking about this legendary iPhone 8 and expecting it will make debut during the event which generally held in September along with iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, there is something I am skeptical about. And it is, whether iPhone 8 really be announced this year ?

Although all the rumors including the reliable sources such as Macrumors, Forbes and other tech blog talk about it being make appearance this year in September event, there are changes we might not iPhone 8 being released this year as per my calculations. I will explain the facts to support my analysis.

No three models of iPhone ever released

This is one of the most important factor to consider. If we take a look at the release of previous models we will come to know that the company has never announced three different models at the same time.

If Apple continues with the same trend, there is high chances we will not see iPhone 8 this year. In that case, the announcement of iPhone 8 might get shifted to 2018 !

Ever since the first iPhone, the company has either released a single model per event or at the most two models together in a single event.

iPhone 8 image

If iPhone 8 then iPhone 8 Plus too?

Take a look at the previously released iPhone models since iPhone 6. They have been launched in pairs. The company launched two models in a single event for the first time in 2014 when iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched.

The very next year been the year of announcement of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus followed by iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year.

If the company keeps up with the same trend, and if iPhone 8 is going to launch this year, then we will see iPhone 8 Plus too. Is that mean the company gone crazy to announce 4 models of iPhone together in a same event?

Drawback of announcing 3 models (or 4 )

I personally think if the company announces three models – iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 8 (and iPhone 8 Plus too), it may result in loss to the company.

It is because of the fact there are several customers who like to use every model of iPhone. They buy one model and keep it upgrading to newer one as soon as new one is announced.

In this case, if the customers are given 4 choices to chose from, they will for sure upgrade from iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to directly iPhone 8 (skipping iPhone 7S or iPhone 7S Plus).

If its iPhone 8 only along with iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus (not iPhone 8 Plus), does it mean the next year we will see iPhone 8 Plus? separately? and then iPhone 8S and 8S Plus following year?

Moreover does it mean, three models in 2017 and a single one very year next? it doesn’t look consistent and Apple has always been consistent with release dates and the models of iPhone released.

But hey its iPhone’s 10 Anniversary

Putting all these controversies aside, Apple is going to celebrate 10th anniversary of iPhone and seems to be doing something special on this special occasion.

It looks like the company will do different and announce three different models of iPhone -iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus & iPhone 8 in a single event this year to mark 10th anniversary.

Will the third model be called iPhone X?

Considering the rumors about company releasing three different models of iPhone this year turn out to be true, it looks more convenient if its called iPhone X not iPhone 8.

The letter “X” is a roman representation of digit 10 that goes along with being it 10th anniversary iPhone ! A special iPhone for special occasion.

In case the third iPhone is called iPhone X, the next year can be the year of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It will then continue the trend of launching two models of iPhone together (Normal and with “Plus” version) unless company wants to do away from the trend that it has been following for years.