The iPhone 8 design might borrow some elements from its cousins iPhone 4 and 4s. According to a renowned analyst, Apple's next flagship will likely come with a glass and metal enclosure.
Seeing as how the iPhone 7 disappointed many fans due to a mostly unchanged design of its predecessor, many are now thinking what the iPhone 8 design could look like. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that next time, Apple will take a huge step away from the 6s, but will backtrack into the 4.
An iPhone 4-like design?
The iPhone 8 design will reportedly feature a glass chassis at the front and back, reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and 4s' design. This is apparently because of how the Jet Black model, which is proving to be popular, is prone to scratches. Should Apple adopt this prediction, scratches will be minimized and production rate might increase.
It can be remembered that the IPhone 4 and 4s are the only models that used this design, as per Mashable.
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Another forecast by the popular analyst is that the Cupertino-based company will use a metal casing, also similar to the iPhone 4. This time, however, Apple might use aluminum on regular ones and stainless steel on the higher-end models.
This differentiation in the iPhone 8 design would enable them to push consumers into buying the more expensive models.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 is said to be already in the works. Apple has tapped in a company in Israel to manufacture some hardware components. The most intriguing part of this is that the employee who divulged the information specifically referred to next year's device as the iPhone 8.
This would confirm rumors that Apple is skipping the "s" moniker next year in celebration of the iPhone's 10th year anniversary.
The iPhone 7 has just launched, with the first models starting to be shipped out to customers. There is still a full year before fans and industry observers can finally see what the iPhone 8 design will look like.