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Apple’s 2017 iPhone Release To Be ALL-GLASS Affair

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Apple’s 2017 iPhone Release To Be ALL-GLASS Affair

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Simply in time for the iPhone’s 10th birthday, Apple is making plans a MASSIVE design exchange — it’s switching from steel to glass

Richard Goodwin 09:57, 11 Aug 2016

The iPhone 7 is simply across the nook. However in contrast to just about all solid-number-update iPhones that got here sooner than it, the iPhone 7 WILL NOT be a significant update over remaining yr’s style, the iPhone 6s.

This implies Apple may have used the similar chassis design for 3 years at the trot which has lead maximum to think Apple is switching to a three-year re-design cycle; that, or it is simply getting extremely lazy.

Because it stands, it's taking a look extra like the previous situation and, including additional weight the assertions, it's also the iPhone’s 10th birthday subsequent yr, so it stands to explanation why that Apple will need to do one thing particular.

So what is going to be so particular about 2017’s iPhone?

Consistent with resources inside of FOXCONN subsequent yr’s iPhone might be made solely out of glass, so you'll be able to be expecting some particular bodily adjustments to how the handset seems. The show may also be an AMOLED panel.

“Foxconn has been making an attempt glass chassis since remaining yr,” stories NIKKEI. “It is just herbal that Foxconn is making an attempt to get a hold of glass chassis because the functions to offer extra parts will bolster its status inside the provide chain and lend a hand with extra orders,” a 2d source famous.

Any other hearsay doing the rounds is that Apple will eliminate the House key. That is an oldie, however now that the iPhone’s chassis will probably be comprised of glass it's beginning to glance extra believable — TouchID may just simply be embedded within the chassis and activated the use of Apple’s present haptic generation noticed within the Apple Watch and new MacBooks.

It's believed Samsung will provide nearly all of Apple’s AMOLED panels subsequent yr. FOXCONN, on the other hand, is claimed to be concerned about creating its personal manufacturing unit, a transfer that may be value billions to the corporate, as Apple will do all it may well to steer clear of the use of Samsung-made equipment, as evidenced by way of its transfer to TSMC for its SoCs.

What is going to be fascinating is how Apple sells this yr’s iPhone. I imply, it sort of feels like not unusual wisdom now that this yr’s iPhone can be a bit of, err… meh. I do know the digital camera will obtain an enormous update, however past this — save for CPU enhancements — I'm suffering to peer the place Apple can upload in worth?

Hundreds of thousands of devices will nonetheless be bought, definitely, however I for one will unquestionably be retaining out for 2017’s iPhone. Within the interim, I’ll make do with Android, as that appears to be the place all of the innovation is in this day and age.

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