“Every other year, for nearly a decade now, Apple has released a redesigned, updated version of its iPhone smartphone,” Mike Murphy writes for Quartz. “But it’s been reported that its next new phone, the iPhone 7, will look pretty much identical to the iPhone 6 and 6S. According to some sources, Apple will then skip making an ‘S’ model in 2017, and go straight to releasing an iPhone 8 that will be a complete overhaul stylistically and technologically.”

“Quartz recently polled 525 US iPhone owners using SurveyMonkey Audience and discovered that many likely wouldn’t upgrade to a new phone this year if Apple doesn’t release a redesigned iPhone,” Murphy writes. “About 25% of respondents said they’re either extremely or very interested in upgrading to each new iPhone redesign. But only about 10% said they were extremely or very likely to upgrade to a new iPhone this year if Apple doesn’t redesign the phone.”

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