APPLE IPHONE TO GO THROUGH A MAJOR DESIGN SHIFT FOR IPHONE 8 ACCORDING TO MING-CHI KUO
Apple’s new iPhone will go through a major redesign according to a report by KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo. According to the report, there won’t be any aluminium casing. The iPhone 8 will have an all-glass covering with an AMOLED screen. Kuo has predicted that Apple, to stand apart from its competitors, would want to differentiate itself with the entirely new materials. Most of its competitors, in recent times, have followed its footsteps in having aluminium body on their smartphones. Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most reliable Apple analysts and he has an almost perfect record as far as his predictions are concerned.
The report further states that Apple would be making these changes for the iPhone 8 which will be launched in 2017. 2017 is also the tenth anniversary of Apple iPhone and that is why it may be the perfect occasion to redesign to offer something unique again to the smartphone frenzy world.
Apple had also used glass in its iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4s but not in entirety. There were a lot of issues though as cracked backs came in the way of these phones. But since then, there has been a lot of change in the technology and the toughened glass will help address the problem. The glass covering will also help in the antenna reception and wireless charging. Last week, Apple had reached an agreement of approximately USD2.6 billion with Samsung for the supply of OLED panels for the iPhone.
iPhone 7 which is going to be launched later this year will be based on the design of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus. iPhone 7 is also speculated to have dual camera in its Plus version.