Don’t you miss the good old days when Apple brought to light just the one new iPhone model a year, making the work of tipsters and informants a breeze? To be perfectly honest, we’re living much more exciting and competitive mobile times now, although a hefty share of confusion apparently comes with the territory.
It’s virtually impossible to predict how many iPhone 6-succeeding generations will debut on September 9, as certain sources confidently say two, while others hesitantly raise the tally to three. The former theory is slightly more plausible, especially after adding an (inconclusive) report to the pile today.
Namely, some internal research from Fiksu, a Boston-based provider of mobile marketing technology to over 1,100 brands, agencies and app developers. The company’s logs revealed at least two unannounced iPhones are out in the wild or in advanced pre-release testing.
The devices were identified as iPhone 8,1 and 8,2, but before you even think it, that has nothing to do with market names. It’s merely a continuation of a convention that labeled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as 7,1 and 7,2 last year. Hence, we’re most definitely looking at 6s and 6s Plus prototypes.
Any traces of an Apple iPhone 8,3, aka 6c? None whatsoever, but maybe the compact handheld entered R&D later and will only go official alongside its bigger brothers, with a commercial rollout scheduled closer to the holidays.
Or perhaps it’ll be postponed until next year. There’s also the possibility of Cupertino not showing interest in 4 inchers after all, in which case the recent charade and string of leaks was meant to distract us from the numerous hardware upgrades of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Source: Phone Arena