Yes, there are rumors approximately Apple's plan for the iPhone in 2017. Ming-Chi Kuo, the well known monetary analyst at KGI Securities, claims Apple will revamp the lineup subsequent yr, including an AMOLED display and a brand new layout.
According to Kuo, Apple in 2017 will unlock a brand new iPhone with glass casing and an AMOLED display. This slightly contradicts an in advance word from the analyst that stated Apple used to be aiming for an AMOLED iPhone via 2018. More in particular, Kuo believes that Apple will come to a decision among glass, plastic, and ceramic casing for its 2017 iPhone, however that the corporate will in the end choose glass, similar to the iPhone 4, "as plastic does not be offering skinny and lightweight shape issue designs, and it might be now not simple to exactly regulate the tolerance of ceramic.
Kuo additionally states that the 2017 iPhone fashions may have a curved display and a curved glass frame on the back and front, with steel facets. He additionally states the case layout shall be other with extra slender bezels and that Apple will free up a larger 5.8-inch model:
Despite the bigger display, on the other hand, the tool will function a sort issue that may be in the end smaller than the present 5.5-inch iPhone. If Apple is in a position to produce sufficient of the 5.8-inch AMOLED presentations, the bigger software will totally exchange the 5.5-inch style, that means that Apple will be offering 4.7-inch and 5.8-inch iPhones in 2017.
Finally, Kuo says the 2017 iPhone lineup will improve wireless charging and a few more or less biometric hardware choices.
This may just make iPhone 7 an unheard of 2d "tock" in Apple's conventional "tick tock" time table. Intel is doing one thing identical with Broadwell, Skylake, and Kaby Lake, so it might merely constitute the realities of latest generation readiness in an more and more mature marketplace.
Keep in thoughts that the 2017 iPhone lineup is easily into the longer term, so take Kuo's statements with a large grain of salt.