We’ve heard that iPhone 7 would re-adopt the glass body design which was introduced on iPhone 4S. And it seems to have been confirmed by Catcher Technology, one of Apple’s main suppliers for the casing of iPhone, reports MacRumors. Besides, the iPhone of the next year will be named as iPhone 8, instead of iPhone 7s.
According to Catcher Technology CEO Allen Horng, “as far as I know, only one [iPhone] model will adopt glass casing next year. I don’t think this move will have an impact on Catcher’s revenue as glass casing still needs a durable metal frame which requires advanced processing technology and would not be cheaper than the current model.”
This sounds trustworthy enough, because Apple is always being different. It’s not hard to believe them to use glass when everyone is designing aluminum-bodied smartphones, is it?
The 2017 iPhone is rumored to be a radical upgrade – the company will probably stick with 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen sizes, or introduce new sizes, or settle down with a single iPhone once again. The analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says “in 2017, the ratio of new iPhone models using aluminum casing will likely drop significantly from current 100% to 40% or less.”