If Apple decides to skip the tick tock naming convention– iPhone 6, iPhone, 6s, iPhone 7, etc– then we might see an iPhone 8 later this year. Or, thanks to the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, an iPhone X. Wil Gomez has a list of what he expects, regardless of the name, plus one item Apple is sure not to have:
Screen sharing – by that, I mean a way to use AirPlay to display the iPhone 8’s display onto a high resolution display, so the iPhone acts like a mini-Mac in your pocket. Whip it out, plop it onto a dock, open an app, and whatever is on the iPhone’s screen shows up on a big screen; either an iMac or a standalone external display (hopefully, this one will have an Apple logo, instead of something ugly and built to exacting standards of easy Wi-Fi interference by LG).
Will this happen? Of course not. Apple is a hardware company and giving customers a way to use a single device– an iPhone that can be used anywhere and do anything– is not a good way to pump up Mac or iPad sales.