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According to a new report, Apple may be skipping the iPhone 7 release this year, but don’t fret, they’ll still be releasing two new handsets.

Apple is still set to release two new iPhone models this year that’ll succeed the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but rather than calling them iPhone 7, Apple is reportedly reserving that name for next year’s release, choosing a different name for this year’s release.

The company originally broke the upgrade cycle mould when they announced the iPhone 6s, a name that’s usually reserved for minor refreshes, but this time around came with some considerable upgrades and new features over the iPhone 6. What this means for 2016 is that we’re going to get some minor ‘s’-like upgrades rather than any major changes.

According to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass, this year’s announcement won’t be as exciting as we all hoped, as Apple will be switching to a three-year iPhone release cycle, and that the iPhone 7 will be saved for 2017. As for this year’s releases, they’ll remain in the iPhone 6 family, but the source didn’t reveal what those handsets will be called. Maybe the iPhone 6s Pro?

One of the main rumours, aside from the three-year release cycle, is that the next iPhones will be the first to come without a headphone jack, opting to have headphones connect through Apple’s proprietary Lighting port. Something which has caused quite a stir in the tech community.

Apple is likely to unveil the new handsets this September.

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