It is the season of speculations as details about the specifications of our beloved iPhone just keep pouring in. And the latest report sheds some light on what Apple’s upcoming iPhone would be called. Following a continued confusion between three possible contenders– iPhone 8, iPhone Edition and iPhone X, the word is that ‘iPhone Edition’ has emerged as the winner. The new iPhone would be called ‘Edition’ to mark the 10th-anniversary of iPhones and would be in line with the Apple Watch Edition.
According to a Japanese website Mac Otakara, the company is currently testing multiple prototypes of the new iPhone. It is also experimenting with a number of new materials including glass, aluminium and white ceramic chassis. This could also account for a delay in the release of its flagship model and the company could launch the phone towards the end of this year as against September, which for long has been the time when Apple has unveiled its iPhones.
The website further states that Apple could stick to a 5-inch OLED display instead of the 5.8-inch screen that has been doing the rounds so far. The new iPhone is also likely to feature an edge-to-edge display giving more room for a variety of virtual buttons. Apple is also expected to announce iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus alongside iPhone Edition. The company though is likely to stick to the September launch for the two iPhones.
Another report by Mashable quotes an app analytics company Sensor Tower suggesting that Apple could bid adieu to nearly 2,00,000 apps in iOS 11. Apple has been asking its developers to update the older apps and make them compatible with the 64-bit processors for years and it seems with the new iPhone the company could finally force developers to make the switch. If Apple chooses to end support for the 32-bit apps, it could render 8 percent of the apps (nearly 187,000 apps) in App store obsolete.