Apple will reportedly bid adieu to its current-generation aluminum models and include curvy glass cases for its next iPhones slated in 2017. The iPhone 7s, which is expected to release in 2017, is rumored to sport a 5.8-inch AMOLED display and include biometric recognition technology.
KGI analyst Ming Chi Kuo, known for making accurate predictions, recently announced that the next-generation iPhone will have similar design features like the iPhone 4/4s, popularly called “glass sandwich”. However, the glass panels will appear curvy instead of flat and will feature both on the front and back of the device.
So, why did Apple decide to choose glass over aluminum? Kuo claims that the reason why the Cupertino tech firm decided to choose glass for its new case design is because the material is easy to mould and is light and thin. Aluminum, on the other hand, is hard and heavy.
Other interesting features likely to be on the iPhone 7s series include wireless charging and new biometric recognition technology, such as iris and face scanning. The company recently made two special deals – one with Emotient, a facial recognition specialist and another with Faceshift, a real-time 3D rendering company. The deals are expected to bring further growth for the company, reports FirstPost.
Kuo predicts that the production of the upcoming Apple’s iPhone lineup will heavily rely on the supply of AMOLED panel. According to the analyst, “If the supply of AMOLED panel is sufficient, we believe it is more likely that the first scenario will happen, in which case a 5.8-inch AMOLED model will entirely replace the 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhone.”
Kuo had mentioned earlier that an AMOLED iPhone would not arrive before 2019. But observing the latest rush by AMOLED suppliers to build their own production lines, there might be sufficient stock to accommodate the new units slated for next year. (Also read this)
Apple is always experimenting with newer techniques of production and this time, the company is looking forward to implementing exotic materials for its upcoming iPhones to combat its competitors, according to Apple Insider. We will have to wait until next year to find out how the flagship smartphone will look and function.
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