Apple will release the first iOS 10.3 beta on January 10th, according to tipster Sonny Dickson. Little is known about the rumored update, but Dickson claims it will include a new " Theatre mode" with "popcorn-shaped Control Center icon." Dickson, who is known for his accurate sources, doesn't know what functions "Theatre" mode will provide, but some Apple fans have speculated it will be a new Night Shift-type option.
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.
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.
The 10th anniversary iPhone is back in the news, with Nikkei dropping a report about wireless charging modules. This technology is said to be in a testing phase at iPhone manufacturer Foxconn. If the company can produce the units fast enough, the iPhone 8 could feature wireless charging. Both Apple and Foxconn did not comment on the report.
September 7th is only a week away, but this hasn't stopped a fast and furious torrent of iPhone 7 rumors and leaks. The latest reports touch on cosmetics, storage space, and more. Apple's next generation iPhone is not expected to be a radical departure from the current model. But this doesn't mean the company has no surprises waiting in the wings. The past few days have confirmed several tidbits coming in the official announcement next week.