The latter part of the year is coming, and for the tech world, it could only mean one thing: an iPhone release. As the rest of the market waits for the iPhone 7, several leaks have surfaced, with one noting a remarkable drastic redesign on the smartphone. Can Apple’s iPhone 7 be a killer or will it be a whole new other phone?
New Apple iPhone Design
There are no concrete pictures yet of what the iPhone 7 will offer in general. Several leaks suggest changes in the design but there is an ongoing debate whether plans reported are really for the iPhone 7 or for the iPhone 8 in 2017. Nonetheless, some of the takeaways from the leaks only suggest one thing: Apple is gunning for a redesign of its iPhone lineup.
For instance, a new report from 9to5Mac suggests that Apple is working on a smartphone that will have a total of 4 speaker grilles. The report also said that the new leak cites a new flash and larger rear camera design.
According to the report, it appears that Apple is looking to include a hole for a larger aperture, while two speaker grilles can be seen from the top while another two at the bottom. This goes against previous leaks claiming that the iPhone 7 will look like the iPhone 6s. However, it is still earlier in the year so no leaks are definite.
iPhone 8 in the Works Already?
In the meantime, another hint came from one of Apple’s top suppliers. CEO of Catcher Technology Allen Horng was cited in reports saying that Apple’s iPhone models in 2017 will feature a glass casing. If this will push through, then this will be the first time Apple will use glass casing on its mobile unit since the iPhone 4s.
“As far as I know, only one [iPhone] model will adopt glass casing next year. I don’t think this move will have an impact on Catcher’s revenue as glass casing still needs a durable metal frame which requires advanced processing technology and would not be cheaper than the current model,” BGR quoted the CEO.
As with previous leaks and reports, there is no guarantee whether the casing could be exclusive for iPhone models next year. If tradition is right, Apple tends to prepare its mobile line for transitions with some hints already featured in recently launched devices. Nonetheless, all information should be taken with a grain of salt until Apple’s final announcement.