Apple iPhone’s tenth anniversary is coming and Apple is planning to redesign the iPhone itself. The latest rumor is that the iPhone 8 might come with an all-glass front and back held together by a stainless steel frame.
iPhone 8 to Sport All-Glass Design
Back in April 2016, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s report suggested the iPhone 8 will not use aluminium or plastic in 2017. The latest report from Digitimes also falls in line with it. According to the report, the iPhone 8 will come with an all-glass body.
“The next-generation iPhone is expected to abandon its conventional aluminium 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 components of the body will be manufactured by Foxconn and US-based Jabil. The steel frame forging process would be 30-50 percent cheaper than the current unibody CNC machine process, and would give better quality control, according to Digitimes’ sources. Furthermore, the bezels on the side are also reported to be steel.
Previous leaked suggested that the iPhone 8 will come without a physical Home Button and will support wireless charging. Apple might embed the Home Button and Touch ID into the display along with the front camera for a bezel-less design.