“Apple is going to hold back its major iPhone innovations, saving them for release in 2017, the iPhone’s tenth birthday, according to a reliable analyst,” Cara McGoogan reports for The Telegraph. “”

“The next iteration of Apple’s flagship product, the iPhone 7, will not have ‘many attractive selling points,’ according to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities who has been called the “best Apple analyst on the planet,'” McGoogan reports. “Kuo said that the iPhone 7 will look very similar to the iPhone 6 and 6S. The main innovations will probably be wireless charging, a better camera, longer battery life and the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.”

MacDailyNews Take: Those features right there belie the “disappointing” tag. There’s a significant upgrade that most any iPhone user would appreciate.

McGoogan reports, “Kuo predicts the scaled-up Plus version will have an even better camera, and Apple could release a third ‘Pro’ model called the iPhone 7 DC, which will feature a dual-lens camera and a magnetic smart connector.”

MacDailyNews Take: We’ll be ordering several as soon as they are available.

“Kuo expects that Apple will change its naming convention and release an overhauled iPhone 8 in 2017,” McGoogan reports. “The iPhone 8 will mark the tenth birthday of the device, and will be made entirely from glass, rather than the aluminium of the latest handsets. It will also have an OLED display and a thick aluminium band around the body.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: “Glass,” which has already been done by Jony Ive, or “bulk metallic glass” (i.e. Liquidmetal)? BIG difference.

After all, the timeframe would be right:

I estimate that Apple will likely spend on the order of $300 million to $500 million — and three to five years — to mature the technology before it can used in large scale. — Dr. Atakan Peker, one of the Caltech researchers who invented Liquidmetal, May 2012

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