The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models may have only recently reached the hands of customers, but according to, Apple has “Big plans” for the iPhone 7.

Nothing is signed yes, the site says, and it is possible that Apple may choose to use two suppliers for its chips rather than just one: “Apple may dual-source the LTE modems in its new iPhones from both Intel and Qualcomm. Today, Qualcomm’s 9X45 LTE chip is baked into all iPhone modems.”

More recently, a note from HSBC to Apple investors was reported by Apple Insider, claiming Samsung, responsible for ’60-70′ percent of current A9 processor production, could be axed as an Apple partner, and the chips could be manufactuered by TSMC exclusively.

Apple currently sources OLED screens from Samsung and LG for its Apple Watch range and the displays have garnered high praise from reviewers.

As financial website notes: “The Apple Car, if the firm is indeed working on it, isn’t going to hit the roads for a long time yet, and a September 2016 iPhone 7 release date isn’t likely to bring news of the project from Apple, at least not with any clarity.”

“Since Apple now uses sapphire on the Apple Watch, it could make sense for them to adapt it to the phone. We note that Apple is using the stronger aluminium from the Apple Watch Sport for the iPhone 6S case.”

The iPhone 7 is rumoured to be fitted with a ‘hexa-core’ processor, which will make the phone significantly speedier than the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, a better camera that improves on the current generation’s 12-megapixel lenses, and a stronger body to ensure that the phones do not bend, after some users reported that their iPhone 6 models would flex in their pockets.

Apple has consistently released an iPhone or two iPhones in September each year.

A supersized tablet from Apple was rumoured for years but it did eventually materialise, says the site, which reckons Apple is “Playing a similar game with the iPhone 6C”. A launch of a smaller phone earlier in the year could tempt those who prefer Apple’s four-inch handsets to wait it out, rather than make the leap to a 6S this Christmas.