“According to news from well-connected Apple blogger John Gruber, next year’s new iPhones are going to be a complete reimagining of Apple’s smartphone lineup,” Zach Epstein writes for BGR. “It would normally be an ‘S’ year, but it makes perfect sense. 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone, so Apple might be planning something big.”

“I’m already seeing chatter from people who have seen the rumors and are starting to turn negative on this year’s iPhone upgrade. In fact, I’ve heard this narrative from a number of people offline as well — people who could hardly be considered tech enthusiasts,” Epstein writes. “They already seem to know that this year’s iPhone 7 isn’t going to be a big redesign, and they have already heard that next year’s model will be. Several of them have said flat-out that they plan to skip the 7.”

Epstein writes, “The iPhone 8 could pose a serious problem if the iPhone 7 doesn’t have any truly appealing new features.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Don’t believe the anti-hype. iPhone users are really going to want to own this year’s iPhone, especially the lustworthy flagship model.

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