One of the iPhone case suppliers has launched a bomb, Apple will replace aluminium with glass in one of the iPhone models in 2017. This model may be the iPhone 8 , or perhaps the iPhone 8 Plus, or even an iPhone 7s. Another option would be for the company to design a new special edition iPhone 7. Although that is unlikely.
According to Allen Horng, the CEO of Catcher Technology (one of the iPhone’s main housing suppliers), Apple plans to use the glass in the iPhone’s chassis in order to differentiate the device from the large multitude of aluminium-made smartphones that currently fill the market.
These statements make the rumor about the production of three models of iPhone 7 take hold. There is a whole world of possibilities, in September’s Keynote we could see an iPhone 7, an iPhone 7 Plus, and a new model with a dual camera. Another possibility is to release two smartphones in September, and three “7s” smartphones in 2017 , one of them with a glass case. What do you think?
The information provided by Catcher Technology fits perfectly with the predictions of popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who mentioned that Apple will use a glass design for the back of the case in 2017. Ming-Chi Kuo added that glass would only be present in some devices next year, suggesting that Apple could use a combination of aluminum and glass in other smartphones.
Returning to the words of the CEO of Catcher Technology…
The 2017 iPhone (whatever its name is) is supposed to be a big change in the design of Apple’s smartphones. And it’s about time! There are many consumer complaints about the company’s lack of innovation in the last two years.
According to the comments we have collected from social networks, users want OLED screens , an iPhone without side borders , with a Touch ID button integrated into the screen, and other kind of aesthetic changes, like a logo with LED lighting on the back, the removal of the antenna bands, and of course the removal of the bulge of the iSight camera.
The last time Apple used a glass case for the iPhone case was in 2011 , with the iPhone 4s. Will the same happen with the iPhone 8? Will they call it iPhone 8 directly? Will the company be launching a special edition model again? We look forward to your feedback in the comments section and on social networks.