Since 2017 will mark the tenth anniversary of the iPhone , experts have predicted that Apple has been holding back some of its most groundbreaking features for next year’s model – which many expect to be called the iPhone 8 .
As a result, many are suggesting that users hold off on buying the iPhone 7, and wait another year before splashing out on a Apple handset, when updates are more revolutionary.
Analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research thinks the limited changes in design will allow bigger changes in a future announcement.
“It looks like part of the reason they are keeping the design the same this year is there are bigger changes they are working on for next year,” Dawson said.
Speaking to The Ringer , Chetan Sharma, a mobile analyst and CEO of Chetan Sharma Consulting, said: “If it’s just more memory and a slightly better camera, then there’s less motivation [to upgrade].
“This year might just be a small bump in terms of the upgrade cycle. That’s why a number of consumer technology sites are advising users to hold off on upgrading until the next year’s version, the iPhone 8.”
We’ve rounded up all the latest rumours and leak in our iPhone 8 rumours article , so if the iPhone 7 turns out to be a damp squib, you’ll know what the next year’s update has in store.
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