New iPhones are coming. Some are coming much sooner than others, however. Here’s a look back at the week that was in tech.
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Is the “iPhone 7” already a dud?
We’re about four months away from the unveiling of the next-generation iPhone. It’s 2016, an even year, which means that the “iPhone 7” should be a significant upgrade, following in the footsteps of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6. It might not be.
Numerous reports in recent weeks suggest the next great iPhone upgrade won’t occur until 2017, which just happens to be the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone.
So what about the iPhone 7? Apple’s 2016 handset could look a lot like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s with few external changes.
With iPhone sales softening, we’re still not convinced that Apple will wait another 16 months before unveiling a significant iPhone update. For now, however, the rumors are pointing in that direction.
Apple’s stock plunge
Wall Street hasn’t been kind to Apple in recent months. With its stock price hitting new lows, Apple is also losing some powerhouse investors. Carl Icahn no longer owns Apple shares, and this week hedge fund billionaire David Tepper followed suit.