Contrary to what several previous reports have implied, there will be an “iPhone 7S” and “iPhone 7S Plus”, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has hinted. Furthermore, the 4.7-inch model could be priced at the mid-range and, as a result, tempt more people into the Apple ecosystem.
In fresh predictions reported by AppleInsider, Kuo says that the 7S and 7S Plus models could feature familiar LCD screens in place of the OLED displays that the analyst reckons will appear in a redesigned “iPhone 8”. Supply constraints could, presumably, be to blame for Apple’s decision not to bring OLED technology to more than one iPhone model next year.
The approach rumored here for the iPhone 7S is reminiscent of that which Apple took for the iPhone SE released in March. That phone included many features, such as a 12-megapixel rear camera and Live Photos functionality, of its flagship siblings at the time, but also integrated older technology – including the same LCD display that debuted with the iPhone 5 in September 2012.