Leaks originating from a Chinese blog said to be a frequent source of iPhone supply chain revelations are suggesting that Apple has three models of iPhone in the works for next year. The leaks indicate that in addition to the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, which would be incremental upgrades over this year’s phone, there will be a third high-end option with no bezels and a curved OLED panel, as has been previously rumored.
The leaked documents include references to D20, D21, and D22 models (the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were D10 and D11), with D22 being codenamed Ferrari. That’s probably enough reason to think that the D22 is going to be a high-powered, very expensive phone. According to a report from Apple Insider, the phone is expected to have a glass body, an edge-to-edge OLED display (maybe from Samsung, maybe not), and a home button area that blends into the screen.
The leaks don’t say anything about a follow-up to the smaller, 4″ iPhone SE that Apple released in March of this year. That’s not to say there won’t be one, just that it appears that the D22 Ferrari phone likely isn’t referring to a refresh of that device.
That said, this shouldn’t be taken as a sure thing. There were rumors of an iPhone 7 Pro before Apple’s fall iPhone announcement this year, but that phone never materialized. It’s possible that it’s simply been pushed back to 2017, but if those previous rumors were true, it’s no sure thing that Apple will be able to make it happen this year, either.