Whilst the still-unannounced iPhone 7 has been said to very much resemble Apple's present iPhone 6s fashions, its successor will reportedly harken again to iPhones of the (technologically) far away previous. The telephone, it sounds as if due in 2017, would possibly game a glass external, in accordance to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In accordance MacRumors, Kuo says that this modification will arrive on the similar time that Apple is adopting a brand new sort of display for the iPhone:
"Apple already makes use of glass casing for iPhone 4/ 4S, and non-Apple manufacturers have additionally been the use of glass casings. We subsequently assume a drop check won't be problematic for glass casing. A glass casing would possibly be rather heavier than an aluminum one of the similar thickness, however the distinction is so small that the use of the thinner and lighter AMOLED panel will compensate for that."
This notice comes after a document ultimate month, additionally from Kuo, which claimed that Apple would release a 5.8-inch phone with a curved display and curved glass frame.
Bear in mind, the 2017 flagship iPhone is most probably no less than 17 months away at this level, and even though Apple does have plans like this, they may nonetheless trade. In spite of Kuo's previous accuracy, it is sensible to take those studies with a grain of salt.