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Bad news Apple fans - New rumor suggests there's no iPhone 8

Bad news Apple fans - New rumor suggests there's no iPhone 8
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Are you excited for iPhone 8 yet? Well, there's plenty of good reasons you should be. All the rumors we've heard so far seem to point to various significant upgrades that will truly make Apple's flagship product revolutionary.

Everyone seems to agree that we will see three separate iPhone models in 2017 - two "s" models that will likely be just upgraded versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and a third premium version that might rock all the rumored groundbreaking technologies.

Features will likely include a 5.8-inch borderless, curved OLED display, IP68 waterproofing, integrated virtual home button, 3D sensing front camera and display embedded fingerprint scanner.

Some credible sources even have a name for this premium model: iPhone X.

But now, another source is saying that there won't be an "iPhone X" or even an "iPhone 8".

iPhone Edition

Mac Otakara, a known site for Apple rumors, suggests that Apple will name the premium iPhone model as simply the "iPhone Edition."

Well, don't laugh. The "Edition" moniker is actually in line with what Apple is doing with its premium (read: expensive) Apple Watch models named "Watch Edition."

If this premium iPhone will be as expensive as it's reported to be (over $1,000), then it makes sense for Apple to tag it with the "Edition" badge.

Delayed release

And here's another bit of bad news if you're waiting for the "iPhone Edition."

Mac Otakara said that this premium iPhone may not even arrive at the same time as the "s" models of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. September is typically when the release time window of new iPhones occurs but Mac Otakara suggests that the "iPhone Edition" may be delayed.

The site said that the premium model is still in its testing phase and won't go into mass production until September. If this is true, we may have to wait until December before we see the "iPhone Edition."

Other rumors actually agree that there will be a delay on the premium iPhone's release. iGeneration reports that there is an issue with the new 3D camera system supplied by a company called STMicroelectronics. The source claims that the company is asking for more time to fulfill Apple's order for this new camera system.

Well, at this point, this is all speculation so take it with a grain of salt. But we can't help but agree, it will be a big blow for Apple if the revolutionary "iPhone Edition" gets delayed.

What do you think? Would you rather see the premium iPhone released at the same time as the iPhone 7s? Drop us a comment!

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