'iPhone 17 Slim' With Smaller Display Rumored to Launch Next Year

While the iPhone 16 series is still months away from launching, an early rumor about an all-new iPhone 17 model has now surfaced.

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In a research note with investment firm Haitong this week, analyst Jeff Pu said Apple is planning a so-called "iPhone 17 Slim" model that would replace the Plus model in the lineup. Pu said this model will feature around a 6.6-inch display, a slimmer design, an A18 or A19 chip, 8GB of RAM, a 24-megapixel front camera, and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera.

More specifically, display industry analyst Ross Young said this iPhone 17 model will have a 6.55-inch display. For comparison, the iPhone 15 Plus has a 6.7-inch display.

Pu expects the iPhone 17 Slim to have an aluminum chassis, rather than a titanium casing like the Pro models. He expects the device to have some external design changes, but he did not share any specific details.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 17 lineup in September 2025, so some of these reported features could change.

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Top Rated Comments

oofio2461 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Bring back the mini, the plus and 'slim' are just bigger phones that are too close to the pro lineup.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Martius Avatar
3 weeks ago
I'm waiting for iPhone 18 Chubby. Finally without camera bump.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vertsix Avatar
3 weeks ago
We do NOT need to go back to slim phones! Keep the same thickness, optimize internal space and add bigger batteries!

Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tonmischa Avatar
3 weeks ago
I don't need SLIM.
I need MINI.

EDIT: It's funny when someone disagrees with what I need. Do you know me? Are you living my life?
Maybe after a car accident I lost one hand and have limited functionality in the other one? So maybe I am not ABLE to hold a bigger phone? Did you think about that?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLuddite Avatar
3 weeks ago
What the…

Just bring back the mini, Apple ?‍♂️
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Roscorito Avatar
3 weeks ago
Surely 'iPhone Air'
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)