This year, Apple will release three iPhone models. In addition to the iPhone 7s (4.7 inches) and the iPhone 7s Plus (5.5 inches), there is still the iPhone 8 (5.8 inches). The latter is intended to represent an intermediate size to the two models through different design decisions, but will be much more. At a speculative price of more than 1,000 euros also no wonder.
The high price could also fit perfectly to the name. According to the Japanese website Mac Otakara is the iPhone 8 as "iPhone Edition" on the market come. The addition "Edition" the enterprise previously already with the high-priced Apple Watch Edition used.
Not only the new name provides for discussion material, but also the further details from the report. So Apple tests still different prototypes next to the iPhone 8. These possess different material characteristics and display technologies. Some devices have LCDs, while others have AMOLED displays. The same also applies to the housing material. Here, variants with glass, aluminum and white ceramics are to be tested. In addition there should be models with and without home button.
According to the website Apple wants with these tests to find out what materials and technologies are suitable for mass production. However, this statement is clearly in contrast to the most recent reports confirming the use of an OLED display.
According to Mac Otakara, the iPhone Edition is also to appear clearly after the iPhone 7s and the 7s Plus. While the S-models could appear in September, the iPhone 8 is only available around the end of the year.