For Apple  and the iPhone, 2017 is the big one. It marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic smartphone and leak after credible leak has told us about radical design changes and revolutionary new technology. But are they wrong?

According to new information from Mac Otakara, the 2017 iPhones could be very disappointing indeed. Citing a “Taiwan supplier,” the site says that instead of the so-called “iPhone 8” Apple will instead follow tradition and simply release an iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus which will be virtually identical to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

If correct, this would be the fourth successive generation where Apple has stuck with the same design and the move would likely anger fans as iPhone rivals continue to cut down bezel sizes to fit larger displays into physically smaller phones. Other than one brilliant exception.

Concept render of the much rumoured 2017 10th anniversary iPhone 8 alongside iterative iPhone 7S models. Concept image credit: Veniamin Geskin

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