Apple to abandon Aluminum frame for iPhone 4 style stainless steel frame in upcoming iPhone 8. With iPhone 7 launch becoming history, all eyes are now Apple’s upcoming launch which will be released later this year. Apple tried to make huge changes with iPhone 7 like jackless headphones etc and it was thought that it will continue its iPhone 8 on the same path. However, reports indicate that Apple might be falling back on its iconic iPhone 4 to support iPhone 8.
The reports indicate that iPhone 8 will be made of iPhone 4 style stainless steel frame and have a full glass look. The Digitimes report states that Apple will use a stainless steel frame to hold together glass panels along the lines of the iPhone 4 design.
The next-generation iPhone is expected to abandon its conventional aluminum back cover design and will adopt a new design using two reinforced glass panes and a metal frame in the middle. The metal bezel will be made of stainless steel using a forging process to enhance its sturdiness and reduce costs and manufacturing time.
The Digitimes report is stating what was earlier stated in a KGI note in April of last year, supported by subsequent reports from Foxconn. Sir Jonathan Paul “Jony” Ive who is the Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Apple Inc. and responsible for iPhone designing is said to working on a ‘single slab of glass’ look for the iPhone.
The new full glass Apple iPhone 8 will embed the Home button and Touch ID sensor into the display in a near bezel-free design. The report also indicates that the rear side of iPhone 8 would also be fully glass. Continue reading