The truth is that it is a little foolhardy we move both the future of the iPhone when still going to get in this year are unknown, but if we have dared to do this is because behind these predictions is one of the analysts header panorama Apple, Kuo Ming-Chi that usually hit in all that predicts Cupertino. That could be the big headline of what the analyst at KGI has left written in those reports that occasionally publishes Apple: that Tim Cook will make the jump to the AMOLED screens, exactly a model that will have borders curved and substantially increase its size to the 5.8 inches. Remember that now the iPhone 6s Plus 5.5 move on.
This fact makes us think that if you remember all, Apple increased the size of the screens of their handsets almost reluctantly in 2014 and now seems to be those who bet on those inches fatten competition just when does the opposite. There you have the example of the Galaxy S7 edge (5.5) against the Galaxy S6 edge + (5.7). Still, it could make all the sense if the iPhone 2017 has a similar to the current model Plus size and strive to remove edges and adjust the screen at all ends of the available surface (remember that by then there will be no Home button). Consider that the latest leaks is talk that the smartphone next we'll see in September will not differ too much from the iPhone 6 and 6s that have reached the market.
Thus, according to the analyst, Apple could launch in 2017 an iPhone with 4.7 inch LCD screen of 4.7 inches with the new device with 5.8 AMOLED panel as larger option, although if there were problems supply components Cupertino could choose to repeat the current model iPhones LCD 4.7 and 5.5 inches AMOLED 5.8 leaving as a third way of a higher range.
With the structural design of iPhone 4?
This is expressed in his report to the analyst, detailing that "We expect the new iPhone model in 2017 adopted a structural design similar to the iPhone 4 / 4s, which means it will be equipped with glass on the sides, front and [ part] back, and a metal frame on the edge. The difference is that the new model is likely to come equipped with a curved screen and curved glass cover with other important features including a 5.8-inch AMOLED screen, wireless charging more sensors and biometric (facial or iris ). Given the curved design, the new model may seem smaller than an existing 5.5-inch iPhone".
Remember that in 2017 it will be 10 years since the launch of the first iPhone and Apple surely will want to pay tribute to the pioneering somehow. Maybe you are becoming the hypothetical iPhone 7s touches on a model that starting a new era? That would justify the few changes expected for the iPhone 7 this year and would be kept to teach them all next year.