According to the BGR, this year’s iPhone launch will be a big deal.
Unlike the last few years, which have seen mostly-incremental improvements, Apple is expected to blow the doors off with the 10th anniversary iPhone.
WE ALREADY HAVE SOME IDEA OF WHAT THE HANDSET WILL LOOK LIKE
We already have some idea of what the handset will look like, thanks to the endless leaks, but a supply chain report now suggests that Apple will be ramping up production months before it usually does. That hints at one thing: Apple is expecting the iPhone 8 to sell like crazy.
The report specifically says that Apple will not release the phone earlier than usual, so ramping up production presumably means that Apple is planning for bigger sales than usual.
That would line up well with the rumored specs and features of the handset. We’re expecting to see an edge-to-edge display with very little bezel, including at the top and bottom. That would mean integrating the home button, speaker and front-facing camera into the phone. But it would also mean a serious design upgrade, and provide a big selling point for a phone line that’s been very samey for the last three years.