Future iPhone’s to have AMOLED display and glass panel body
Adopting the new smartphone design trend adopted by major manufacturers like Samsung which now have glass back panel for many of the new generation phones, they have also decided to do so. According to a report by Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst, Apple is going to have glass form factor dominated design for its iPhone in 2017. That means we are not going to see this form-factor change in the much anticipated iPhone 7.
The use of aluminum as a material for the iPhone’s body is getting too predictable and Apple wants to change that with a new refreshing look. If Kuo is to be believed, almost 60% of the future iPhone’s are going to be made from glass body.
Apparently Apple used a glass back for the iPhone 4 and 4s secured by stainless steel frame. Also, the report hints at the use of AMOLED display (probably 5.8-inch) for iPhone version coming in 2017. This will compensate for the added weight of glass panel body which is a bit heavier than aluminum body. As for the durability in case of accidental drops, Kuo believes that Apple have that bit covered with experience from iPhone 4/4s design. The phone is going to have curved glass design which embraces the body in style.
Kuo has been foreseeing Apple moves for many years now and he was the one to predict a $400 – $500 range iPhone. That being the iPhone SE. As for the iPhone 7 which is expected to launch sometime in September this year, Apple is rumored to introduce bold changes like wireless earbuds, dual lens camera and no 3.5 mm audio jack.