New iPhone 8 will have 2 models, not three

“Some our friends from Foxconn confirmed that Foxconn received an order for two new models,” Chris Chang writes for MIC Gadget. “It [will] mean that Apple will be releas[ing] two, not three models.”

“Rumors say that Apple will be releas[ing] two iPhone 7S and one iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition) models,” Chang writes. “Today we can tell you, that it’s not true. In this fall we can see only two models with new technology.”

“Foxconn will begin to receive the first deliveries of the material for packing the goods in the last week of the June,” Chang writes. “It [will] mean that we can see more about name[s] and specifications in first month of summer.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: So, no “iPhone 7s” or “iPhone “7s Plus,” just all-new “iPhone 8” and “iPhone 8 Plus?” The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would stick around as the mid-range and iPhone SE as the entry, presumably.

Whatever the actual names are, just kill of the stupid self-defeating “S” nomenclature already.


  1. My guess is that the two new models will be called:

    iPhone Plus

    The numbering scheme will be gone. Just like MacBooks and iMacs and iPads, the iPhones will be referred to by the year they came out.

  2. Seriously?? Did a 5 yr old write this article?
    “It’s mean that Apple will be released two, not three models.”
    “It’s mean that we can see more about name and specifications in first month of summer. We know that lots of iPhone owners want to buy new iPhone with new features and display size.”

    1. Cook’s history of running supply chain at Apple has earned him that reputation. For that matter, he’s not running supply chain there anymore and your only source of “evidence” to suggest he’s not a supply chain genius is an unsubstantiated rumor.

        1. What about it? Separate issue. Product neglect is a poor management decision, it’s not an example of poor supply chain management. Make no mistake, I’m not defending Cook’s decision to effectively abandon much of the Mac product line. Rather, I am defending Apple’s ability to manage their supply chain…. two very different things.

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