t has been known since long that Apple will launch three iPhones in the 2017 — two models with incremental upgrades to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which came to be rumoured as the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus and one new model with OLED display and all the latest tech, known as the iPhone 8.
But a new report from 9to5Mac says the 10th anniversary edition will be called the iPhone Edition. While iPhone 8 is not the anniversary edition, but what everyone called the iPhone 7S, the bigger variant would be called the iPhone 8 Plus. The report is based on intel coming from Foxconn factories and revealed by casemakers who have renamed the SKUs in accordance to the nomenclature.
Apple has already sent out invites to the launch which is set for September 12 and if the company is planning to announce the new iPhones, they should be in production right now. So it will not be surprising if the naming information leaking out of Shenzen turns out to be true.
In fact, this is not the first time the anniversary edition has been called the iPhone Edition. India Today Tech reported back in March the leaked information with the same name and renders of the phone.
The name is similar to the iPhone Special Edition (SE) that the company announced as a side-course to the main line-up for fans who loved their old pre-iPhone 6 size and design. The iPhone Edition (iPhone E?) is not to be an offering on the sidelines to the main lineup, as from what we know, it is the best, most advanced iPhone the company will be selling.