The new report comes from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, who has claimed that the tech giant could launch the smartphone - which is rumoured to come with Touch ID and is similar in design to the iPhone 8 - in the next couple of months.
Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Apple could be forced to ditch its Lightning connector cable.
Members of the European Parliament urged the European Commission to force tech firms to all use a single universal charging method.
Apple - which uses the Lightning cable to charge and sync many devices, including the iPhone - claimed the regulation would stifle innovation and cause issues for customers.
Android devices are charged with USB-C and micro-USB cables, and its expected Apple could adopt the former because the 2018 iPad Pro took on the technology.
There is also the option of removing charging ports and cables entirely in favour of wireless charging.
European regulators will vote on the matter at a later date.
European Parliament member Alex Agius Saliba said: "This is hugely detrimental for the environment.
"A common charger should fit all mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers and other portable devices."