As history shows us, the year after Apple release a new iPhone model, 12 months later we generally see the obligatory ‘S’ version arrive on the market. For the most part, the ‘S’ models add a couple of new features and upgrades, but generally there’s nothing too groundbreaking in terms of changes, particularly when it comes to the visual aspect of the phone.
This year, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone, Apple have released the iPhone X (or 10) within the same year, which has had an obvious effect on the features included in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Some of the iPhone X’s features found their way into the iPhone 8 models, including wireless challenging. For the most part, the other upgrades and new features included on the iPhone 8 are predictable refinements on the spec of the iPhone 7, with improvements made to the processor, camera, and screen.
Only time will tell, but based on the price points of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 models, the iPhone 8 could potentially be the more common iPhone this year.