In accordance to a record from Nikkei, and bringing up a observation supplied by way of Catcher Generation CEO Allen Horng, Apple plans on freeing no less than one iPhone type in 2017 that may function a tumbler design. Catcher Generation is one of the Apple provide companions, in this situation that specialize in casing for Apple’s flagship units.
Horng states that subsequent yr, Apple will shift to a tumbler iPhone, however that, so far as he is aware of, it's going to be just one style that sees the trade in design philosophy:
“So far as I do know, just one [iPhone] style will undertake glass casing subsequent yr,” Horng informed newshounds after the once a year shareholder assembly on Thursday. “I don’t assume this transfer may have an have an effect on on Catcher’s income as glass casing nonetheless wishes a sturdy steel body which calls for complex processing generation and would now not be less expensive than the present style.”It’s a observation that may’t lend a hand however carry questions all by itself, despite the fact that. Apple has switched to a two iPhone free up ever because the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus noticed the sunshine of day. Expectancies are that Apple will proceed that this yr, with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
In response to Horng’s statements, then, one would possibly ask if Apple is making plans on differentiating its Plus (or Professional, if that naming trade occurs this yr) type handiest, and leaving the non-Plus/Professional unit, which might most certainly nonetheless function a 4.7-inch show, with an aluminum unibody design, like we’ve noticed from Apple in the hot previous.
Both method, this document does line up with a prior analyst’s expectancies. In April of this yr, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo launched a notice pronouncing that he expects Apple to unlock an all-glass iPhone in 2017, with the design intended to lend a hand Apple stand out among all of the different smartphones available on the market now the use of aluminum frames. Certainly, Kuo has additionally said that he believes Apple may just release various iPhones in 2017, some with glass designs and others with aluminum our bodies.
So what do you assume ?