An Apple staffer has revealed that the company is already working on next year’s iPhone at its offices in Israel.
The anonymous insider, which called the handset the iPhone 8, said that the phone would be “different” compared with the recently released iPhone 7. That phone retains the same design Apple has used since it launched the iPhone 6 in 2014.
The insider said that Apple always works on new products at its offices in Herzliya in Israel. They added that the iPhone 8 will feature a better camera than the iPhone 7, although did not say whether this would simply involve using the camera module from the iPhone 7 Plus in a smaller handset.
The apparent decision to call 2017’s model the iPhone 8 suggests Apple will ditch its standard naming strategy and get rid of ‘S’ updates.
Previous rumours have claimed that the iPhone 8 would come with an edge–to–edge screen, no home button and a fully revamped glass design.
Apple has yet to comment. Any new iPhone is unlikely to be officially unveiled until late 2017.
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