According to Taiwanese industry newsletter DigiTimes on Tuesday, best the flagship iPhone 8 type will function a brand spanking new commercial design with an all-glass chassis whilst the 4.7-inch phone will have to proceed the use of an aluminum-alloy chassis like prior iPhones.
Making an allowance for the decrease price ticket of the 4.7-inch iPhone, it does make sense for Apple to use an aluminium-alloy chassis at the handset. It might additionally permit the corporate to raised differentiate the handset from the 2 Plus fashions. A stainless-steel chassis is extra pricey to fabricate and forge when in comparison to an aluminium-alloy chassis this is now extensively utilized in maximum smartphones. The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 will nonetheless function glass panels at its back and front which is required for the handset to fortify wireless charging.
The spotlight of Apple’s iPhone 8 lineup this yr would be the 5.8-inch type that may function an OLED panel and a price ticket of greater than $1,000. It is going to additionally function a larger battery in spite of being smaller than the 5.5-inch type.
“Even if Casetek, a steel chassis subsidiary of Pegatron Generation, has been aggressively sending engineering samples to Apple and setting up new manufacturing bases to organize for Apple’s orders, the corporate has thus far nonetheless now not received vital orders for the next-generation iPhones,” notes the record.