You read it right, with all those speculations of an all-glass iPhone going around, there is a possibility that Apple will skip this change this year. An article on WSJ states that Apple is unlikely to make big changes to the next iPhone iteration. However, to make the iPhone more thinner, Apple would do away with the regular 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, the lightning connector will be used to connect to the headphones.
Apple will celebrate iPhone’s 10th anniversary in 2017, and this is the year when they are expected to launch a new iPhone with a major overhaul.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook in an interview with CNBC said that there is “great innovation” in the pipeline for future iPhones that will drive customers to upgrade. “We are going to give you things that you can’t live without that you just don’t know you need today,” he added.
In a note to clients last week, Credit Suisse analyst Kulbinder Garcha said he expects “muted” sales increases for the forthcoming models because he expects them to be a “modest upgrade” to the existing phones. Mr. Garcha said he expects a “super cycle” for the following year.
You can read the full article here