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Apple is going to launch two iPhones in 2017

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Apple is going to launch two iPhones in 2017
Leaks about the new devices coming in the market are common now, either be it an Apple or any Chinese mobile vendor, leaks are now a part of device launched. As we all are gearing up for the launch of new iPhone 8, there is some great news coming up if you are waiting for the new flagship from Apple.

The news comes from two famously reliable sources: Mac Otakara which was the first site to state Apple would remove the headphone jack from the iPhone. And KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo who is widely regarded as “the best Apple analyst on the planet”.

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Together they complete two halves of an intriguing puzzle: what Apple will do with the iPhone in 2017 - and it is going to cost you.

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Filling in its half Mac Otakara says Apple will once again only iterate with its 2017 iPhones and an ‘iPhone 7S’ and ‘iPhone 7S Plus’ will look virtually identical to every iPhone since the iPhone 6 in 2014.

These new phones will add upgraded chipsets, improved cameras and a new red color option - presumably tied to the (PRODUCT) RED brand - but there’s nothing revolutionary here. It’s more of the same users have experienced since the iPhone 6.

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But before you despair, in jumps Kuo who says the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus will only be the base models with an all-new ‘iPhone 8’ at the top. This will feature a completely overhauled design with no home button, an OLED display, wireless charging and more.

This is a smart tactic. It allows Apple to shake up the iPhone brand without risking a backlash from customers wedded to the iconic, yet aging iPhone design. And yet it also means that for the first time in four generations, Apple will be shaking up iPhone pricing.

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Those already struggling to justify the cost of owning an iPhone should probably look away now, because the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus are expected to retain the current price points of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus ($649 - $969), while the iPhone 8 will sit above them both as the new flagship.

It’s pure speculation to say by how much, but with the Plus model currently $129 more at each storage capacity, it would seem a $150-200 premium on top of the Plus would make sense and once again increase Apple margins - which have shrunk in recent years.

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