Apple’s iPhone design revamp isn’t going to happen this year. The next iPhone will feature similar design as the 6S with some improvements. But Apple is working on a glass iPhone and is supposed to be launched next year. This makes much sense because 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple will want to celebrate that in style with a new brand new iPhone launch.
We all know the fact that iPhones have metallic frames but Apple might dump that for glass next year. According to Nikkei, Apple’s new iPhones would adopt glass casings with metal frames and advanced organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, a design Samsung already uses for its premium handsets. This will give iPhones developed in 2017 a sleeker look and a brighter, more energy-efficient display.
The Nikkei Asian Review reported in May that Catcher Chairman Allen Horng said there would only be one iPhone model to use a glass chassis next year, the first official confirmation of Apple’s new design.
The redesign of the iPhone comes in the wake of weakening demand and to see off stiff competition from rivals, including South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and China’s Huawei Technology, whose phones use Android platforms.
Chinese giant, Foxconn is already working on parts that would meet Apple’s requirements. Foxconn currently supplies a large number of metal casings for the iPhone phablets (iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7), and the iPhone SE. It makes sense to hear that Foxconn is interested in making glass parts for the future iPhone as well.
Now it seems the fancy iPhone 7 Pro that’s been making its rounds in the rumor mill is said to be dead.