The iPhone 7–if that’s what the next Apple smartphone is called–might come in three flavors, according to a recent report. However, it won’t be called the “iPhone 7.”
The release will likely come in the second in the second half of 2015, probably in September like the current model. Focus Taiwan says that three devices will be part of the “S phase,” meaning it will be the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, per IB Times.
According to the Times report, the site says that “for the next product cycle … we believe for the first time in the iPhone history, Pegatron will become the main source for assembly, with more than 50 percent of the 4.7-inch allocation.”
“There is also a small possibility that Pegatron will win the 5.5-inch model as well,” it added.
GForGames.com reported that the 2015 lineup might include a smaller, 4-inch model.
“A new rumor which originates from Apple’s supply chain in China suggests that the company’s 2015 iPhone line-up will include a 4-inch model, which will be launched in the second half of the year. Allegedly, the smartphone will be created to facilitate single-handed operation, with ‘female users’ being an important part of its intended market segment,” the site writes.
It’s not clear if the device is simply a reconfigured version of the iPhone 5S, which has a 4-inch panel.
“There have already been rumors suggesting that Apple will discontinue the iPhone 5C next year, leaving the 5S the only smaller-screen smartphone in the line-up, by default,” GforGames says.