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Apple iPhone 8 To Feature Stainless Steel Frame?

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Apple iPhone 8 To Feature Stainless Steel Frame?

Paul Briden 10/01/2017 - 1:30pm

Apple's 2017 iPhone 8 will use a cast chrome steel body to carry its glass bodywork in combination

We have now heard a large number of communicate within the final six months or so about Apple's iPhone 8 being an "all glass" or transparent ceramic handset, formed from curved, clear bodywork, in all probability in a identical form to the iPhone 4S; stories have differed, then again, on whether or not or now not it is going to function a steel supportive body. Good judgment says almost certainly sure, and respected sage of Apple-based predictions, Ming-chi Kuo (of KGI Securities) has in the past recommended that there'll certainly be a steel body for the iPhone 8, constructed from chrome steel, no much less. Now, as of January 10, new studies are corroborating with Kuo's research; Digitimes claims to have heard from resources which state that US company Jabil will provide chrome steel body parts for Apple's 2017 flagship; apparently, the remaining time Apple used a stainless-steel body used to be certainly at the iPhone 4S, which would possibly upload additional weight to the theory of an iPhone 4S impressed design made most commonly from curved glass.

This time, the metal frames shall be produced another way, as an alternative of being milled by way of a CNC system, the 2017 frames can be cast, the place the metal is pressed into the specified form. Stainless metal will probably make the iPhone 7 tougher than fresh aluminium-framed fashions, however it is going to even be costlier to supply, a price this is positive to be handed directly to shoppers. On the other hand, the forging of chrome steel is less expensive than the CNC milling procedure, an estimated saving of round 30%-50%.

"The following-generation iPhone is predicted to desert its typical aluminum again duvet design and can undertake a brand new design the use of two strengthened glass panes and a steel body within the center," the resources stated.

"The steel bezel might be product of chrome steel the use of a forging procedure to reinforce its durability and scale back prices and production time."

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