The latest rumors circling around talk about the iPhone 8’s design.
Now that Apple is rumored to return to stainless steel with the new iPhone presumably the “iPhone 8”, the fabrication process will be different than that of iPhone 4 and 4s.
Apple Insider says the forging method squeezed a metal alloy between two halves of a mould to give a finished casing. From its conventional aluminum back cover, Apple has chose to adopt a new body from stainless steel with “glass sandwich” design.
Apple is rumoured to working on three new iPhone models for this year, including the supercharged iPhone 8. To hold that curved glass together, Apple is reportedly developing a new steel frame.
Every year, Apple’s flagship iPhone generates quite a lot of buzz, months before the launch.
Apple has won a patent on a new technology that could blast a hole in a future iPhone.
It definitely seems like a odd direction for Apple, though critics of the most recent iPhone design will probably find some vindication.
Chinese publication DigiTimes recent published a report claiming that Apple’s next generation iPhone will abandon aluminum, opting instead for “two reinforced glass panels and a metal frame in the middle”, reminiscent, as Kuo’s original prediction stated, of the iPhone 4 design. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Apple a patent entitled “Electronic devices having displays with openings”. Apple might be interested in selling the device along with other flat display such as 4.7, 5, and 5.5 inch smartphone models.
The report also disclosed that the order for stainless covering for the iPhone would be shared by Foxconn, as well as US-based Jabil. The iPhone Pro is expected to be the premium handset. Moreover, the quality control is also more stable. Ming-Chi Kuo of the KGI Securities had speculated that the iPhone 8 users would be able to charge their device in a manner similar to that of Apple watches, which would also provide faster-charging speeds. Also the Home button might be removed and Touch ID and the camera may appear into the display.