The evidence has been piling up that the iPhone 7 will be a snoozer and only show modest improvements over the 6S. But just wait for the iPhone 8, which analysts at Credit Suisse predict will be a “super cycle.”
In a note on Wednesday, the analysts wrote that the iPhone 8 will potentially come in September 2017, and include an impressive array of new features and upgrades.
Here is a rundown of what they expect:
- OLED screen
- Full glass display
- No “home button”
- Enhanced “Taptic Engine” (responsible for different types of vibrations)
- Improved camera
- Wireless charging
The analysts think that this should kickstart the replacement cycle and convince a lot of people to make the upgrade, which is good news for Apple investors, since the prospect of lengthening replacement cycles have been a cause for concern.
But that’s still a long way off.
Here is what the analysts expect you should see in the iPhone 7 (“muted cycle”):
- More storage
- Dual camera for Plus
However, there could be a few more improvements as well. According to a Nikkei report last month, the big changes to this year’s iPhone will be:
- A better camera
- Water resistance
- Larger battery
- No headphone jack
- A “high-end version” with photo “correction functions” — likely the dual-lens camera that’s been rumoured.
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