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Rumor: Apple to release a 4.7-inch ‘iPhone 8’ next year

According to the Economic Daily, a Chinese language site, Apple plans to release a 4.7-inch “iPhone 8” next year. Think iPhone SE, version 2. Yes, there’s already been an iPhone 8, so I doubt that this will be the name of a new smartphone.

The rumor claims the smartphone will be a basic model with no FaceID or TrueDepth camera array. Economic Daily says the iPhone 8 will have an “A13” processor, 128GB of storage, and a single-lens camera.

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 90%, although I’m not sure about the Economic Daily’s specs. iPhone sales are slowing (but not tanking, as some pundits would have you believe), so Apple needs a lower-priced option. And a 4.7-inch iPhone 8 would also serve the needs of those who find the current line of Apple’s smartphones too big.

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.
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