iPhone 8

Apple rumored to release 3 new and very different iPhone models in 2017

2016 iPhone Lineup

Three seems to be the magical number for Apple in 2017. Recent rumors have suggested that the Cupertino company plans to release three new iPad and iPhone models this year. The next-generation iPhone lineup will include a 4.7-inch model, a 5.5-inch model and a high-end 5.8-inch model, according to the DigiTimes.

iPhone 8 to include iris scanner, wireless charging

iPhone 8 concept Benjamin Geskin

With the next generation iPhone just months away, details regarding Apple's flagship smartphone are coming into focus. Previous reports have pointed to a radical new design in the works, set to make a splash at this fall's 10th anniversary of the iPhone. Apple may skip the iPhone 8 name entirely, opting for another title such as the iPhone X for its top-tier model. Two additional models that could be dubbed the iPhone 7s are also expected to launch in September.

Report: iPhone 8 will feature IP68 protection rating

iPhone 7 IP67 rating

Apple will continue to improve the water and dust proofing on the next generation iPhone. This is according to a report in The Korea Herald, which highlighted the change as one of several "drastic upgrades marking the 10th anniversary" of the iPhone. Current iPhone 7 models are the first smartphones produced by Apple to carry an IP67 rating, keeping dust and water out of sensitive components inside.

iPhone 7s to feature larger screen, dual-camera

iPhone 7 Plus

Three iPhone models are set to arrive later in 2017 according to a report by Mac Otakara. Apple is expected to introduce a 5-inch iPhone 7s, expanding the available size choices beyond the current iPhone and iPhone Plus. This model would fall between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes found on the latest devices.

What's in store for the iPhone 8 camera?

iPhone 7 Plus camera assembly

Many of the leaks surrounding the 10th anniversary iPhone have centered around wireless charging and changes to the display. Besides offering an AMOLED screen, Apple is expected to completely redesign the iPhone 8 with a curved display. Other reports point to the demise of the bezel and home button, with concepts showing simply an all-glass front panel. But what about the iPhone 8 camera? Reports indicate that Apple will continue to improve the camera by leaps and bounds.

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