“Contrary to reports on Wednesday claiming Apple intends to release three new iPhone models in 2017, including a middle-of-the-road 5-inch iteration, a source tells AppleInsider immediate plans are to stick with the usual 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flagships,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“Current plans for ‘iPhone 8’ include a ‘glass sandwich’ chassis incorporating an AMOLED display, though fallback designs are also being explored, the person said. While initial structural tests on early prototypes appear to be promising, Apple is readying backup contingencies in parallel with primary development,” Campbell reports. “A report from Nikkei earlier today claimed Apple is looking to market three iPhone models for the handset’s big ten-year anniversary. In particular, supply chain sources intimated work on 4.7-, 5- and 5.5-inch display sizes.”

Campbell reports, “Perhaps more plausible for 2017 than a 5-inch ‘iPhone 8’ is a refreshed iPhone SE.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Can we please finally have edge-to-edge displays on iPhones in 2017? Hopefully, that’s not to much to ask, as it’d result in the same size displays, but markedly smaller, more pocketable iPhones.

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