Apple is working on new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models, featuring the same design as this year’s models, but with updated internal specs.
A new report from Japan, citing sources close to Apple’s manufacturing partners in Taiwan, says the company will cleave to the same metal design as the iPhone 7, but could offer a red version alongside the existing black, grey, silver, gold and rose gold editions.
It’s not clear how this approach fits with Apple’s heavily touted plans for a new iPhone 8. That phone is said to be a complete overhaul of the existing range, with a new all-glass design, wireless charging capabilities and improved dual lens camera. It is also rumoured to come with a curved, OLED screen.
Previous rumours have suggested that Apple is priming three new iPhones for 2017. This latest tidbit throws up the question of whether two of them could be rehashes of older designs, while only one will come with top–end features.
Apple’s new iPhone range is not due to launch until late next year.