Leaks and rumours for upcoming iPhone launches are a not a new thing. In fact, the removal of 3.5mm headphone jack was rumoured for a round a year before Apple finally made it official with launch of iPhone 7 earlier this year. The leaks about the next year’s iPhone have already started coming and the latest one suggests that the Cupertino-based company will launch three different models of the phone in 2017 – including one codenamed ‘Ferrari’.
A post on Chinese website Weibo suggests that Apple will be releasing three models, designated D20, D21, and D22 in 2017, as per a report by AppleInsider. The D22 variant, which will be highest-end model, has reportedly been codenamed ‘Ferrari’ and is expected to feature borderless OLED display, ‘invisible’ home button, wireless charging, and more – all this has been rumoured before, though the alleged codename certainly is new. The other two models are likely to be named iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus as seen in naming convention by the company over the years.
Interestingly, the Ferrari variant of next year’s iPhone is expected to come with substantial redesign in the internals, which will include division of the logic board into two discrete units. These units will reportedly be connected by a flex cable. The first half of the board is tipped to carry the phone’s operating units like the anticipated Apple A11 SoC and NAND flash storage, as a communications package. The other half is expected to feature Wi-Fi and cellular components. Further, as per the leak, Apple is considering the relocation of the SIM card tray towards the bottom half of the device in order to create some more space for certain components.
A recent leak suggested that Apple might consider launching dual-SIM variants of its iPhone models in future. Considering that the phone launch is several months away, we will advise you to take the leak with a pinch of salt.