Next Gen 2017 iPhone To Take Design Cues from iPhone 4?
Rumor has it that the next gen 2017 iPhone will take its design inspiration from iPhone 4 as well as sport a massive 5.8-inch display.
According to reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s 2017 iPhone will feature curved glass panels on both the front and back – somewhat similar to the iPhone 4’s “glass sandwich” design. The primary reason of incorporating this is because glass is relatively easy to mold compared to plastic and should facilitate thin and light form factor designs.
Currently, we don’t know if the panels would be constructed of hardened glass or the long overdue sapphire crystal. Though chances of the latter becoming a reality are high as it could help the tech giant add a unique touch to its premium handset.
Moreover, Kuo believes the alleged iPhone 8 would mark Apple’s official shift from LCD to OLED displays. Speaking of OLED, it has several natural advantages, with primary perk being the delivery of sharper images at the expense of less power. Which means this not only adds to the overall viewing experience but leads to the improved battery life, as well.
If previous rumors are to be believed, the iPhone coming in 2017 will sport a chipset that is built on a 7nm FinFET process, along with featuring wireless charging and new biometric recognition technology, possibly iris or face scanning.
Assuming Kuo is correct about the features to come on board the next gen iPhone, Apple might be planning a total redesign in 2017. If that is the case, does it mean the Cupertino based company will go with the same design for iPhone 7 it first introduced with the 2014 iPhone 6?