iPhone 17 Plus Rumored to Feature Smaller Screen Than iPhone 15 Plus

While the iPhone 16 series is still months away from launching, another rumor has already surfaced about the two-generations-away iPhone 17 lineup.

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In a post shared today on social media platform X, oft-accurate display industry expert Ross Young said he heard that the "iPhone 17 Plus" will be equipped with a smaller screen than the current-generation iPhone 15 Plus, which has a 6.7-inch display. However, he did not reveal the exact screen size planned for the iPhone 17 Plus.

Currently, the iPhone 15 Plus has the same screen size as the iPhone 15 Pro Max. If this rumor is accurate, a smaller screen would further differentiate the Plus model from the Pro Max model, starting with the iPhone 17 lineup.

Meanwhile, it has been rumored that the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max will have larger 6.3-inch and 6.9-inch displays, which would be a 0.2-inch increase over each of the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro and the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max.

A summary of what to expect follows, but given the iPhone 17 lineup is still a year and a half away, keep in mind that details could change.

iPhone 15

  • iPhone 15: 6.1-inch display
  • iPhone 15 Plus: 6.7-inch display
  • iPhone 15 Pro: 6.1-inch display
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max: 6.7-inch display

iPhone 16

  • iPhone 16: 6.1-inch display
  • iPhone 16 Plus: 6.7-inch display
  • iPhone 16 Pro: 6.3-inch display
  • iPhone 16 Pro Max: 6.9-inch display

iPhone 17

  • iPhone 17: 6.1-inch display
  • iPhone 17 Plus: A smaller-than-6.7-inch display
  • iPhone 17 Pro: 6.3-inch display
  • iPhone 17 Pro Max: 6.9-inch display

Top Rated Comments

BornAgainApple Avatar
5 weeks ago
I remember a time when there was only one, ONE!, iPhone model. I miss the good ol’ days.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Algr Avatar
5 weeks ago
It has been demonstrated that too much choice can cause decision paralysis and make people stop buying.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tipoo Avatar
5 weeks ago
The gimping of the Plus continues after the battery shrink on the 16 Plus, where every other 16 is getting larger batteries

It probably pulled in too much of the purchases compared to the Pros with the 15 Plus's strong battery life and large screen. Their direction is ever to move people up to the higher ASP models.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
5 weeks ago
and hopefully by iPhone 18 the market share has declined so much, they will drop this Non-Pro nonsense and go back to just selling two screen sizes at an in-between price point. Let’s be honest, the non Pro iPhones only exist for upselling purposes and because it would be ridiculous to have the first model start at 1k+
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Surf Monkey Avatar
5 weeks ago
“As long as the previous generation’s cases don’t fit we’re in good shape.” - Tim Cook probably.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Powerbooky Avatar
5 weeks ago
Bring on the iPhone 17 Ultra mini ?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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