The success on demands of the Apple iPhone 7 is really amazing. Even if some says it boring because the smartphone looks just like its predecessors, still, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is two of the most in-demand handset in stores. Rumors say that Apple will come out with a new iPhone design next year, the one that will bring several major changes with regards to the design. A new report also indicates that Apple will do one more thing differently next year, and that is to launch three different iPhone 8 models instead of two.
In addition to a 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone 8, Apple might also sell a 5-inch model, according to sources who briefed the Nikkei Asian Review.
"Apple has tentatively decided that all the 5.5-inch, 5-inch, and 4.7-inch models will have glass backs, departing from metal casings adopted by current iPhones, and Biel and Lens are likely to be providing all the glass backs for the new iPhones next year," an unnamed source told Nikkei.
As reported by BGR, the phones will have glass faces, glass backs, and a metal frame to hold everything together. This isn't the first time we've heard Apple is going back to an all-glass design, but Nikkei offers more details. Both the front and back glass will allegedly be supplied by Biel and Lens. The phone should still make some use of metal, namely a frame holding both sides together.
Apple Insider also reported that Foxconn and its subsidiaries have reportedly been working on glass backs, but are expected to lose out for technological reasons. That could impact the company's bottom line, since it also makes metal casings for the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 Plus, sharing regular iPhone 7 casing orders with Catcher and Jabil. Foxconn is, however, Apple's main assembly partner on the iPhone.
Apple iPhone 8 rumors said it will sport a top-to-bottom redesign to mark the iPhone's 10th anniversary. Apple is reportedly going to remove the iconic Touch ID home button by placing its sensor underneath the display. How exciting is that?