The next model of Apple smartphone, scheduled for release in 2017, when the “iPhones” will be ten years, will affect large-scale redesign. Presumably, the anniversary of the “iPhone 8” glass will be not only the front but also the back cover, which are fastened together with a metal frame.
In addition, the “iPhone” will first come in three sizes: models with a screen of 4.7 and 5.5 inches will complement the new 5-inch version. Writes the Nikkei Asian Review, citing an informed source, the glass for the new i-devices will put two Chinese companies — Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology.
About “iPhone 8” while we know very little. It is expected that the novelty will be able to charge wirelessly, lose the “Home” button and you will get a screen with a curved 2.5 D glass, which will cover the entire front surface of the smartphone. The metal frame may be made of stainless steel, not aluminum, a favorite material of Apple.
In September close to Apple sources said that the “Home” button, which was an essential attribute of “iPhone” in 2007, will replace a “virtual button” that is built directly into the screen. Display “iPhone 8” would take the entire front surface of the device from edge to edge, so the space for the key “Home” it just will. Reason to believe that the novelty will have “unlimited” screen, also give two recent Apple patent.
Source: Nikkei Asian Review