According to the latest report from DigiTimes, iPhone 8 will have the glass back and front instead of the conventional aluminum back cover design. The report further adds that the iPhone maker will use a stainless steel frame (very much like iPhone 4 design) in order to hold together glass panels.
The report corroborates with the long-running rumor that next-gen iPhone will flaunt a glass 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.”
iPhone 8 to Flaunt Stainless Steel Frame-Very Much Like iPhone 4
The 2017 iPhone is said to come with a radical design with Home button and Touch ID sensor embedded directly into the display. OLED display coupled with bezel-free design, this year’s iPhone seems to have a lot riding on it.
Apple’s iPhone 4 also sported a stainless steel frame which was supplied by Foxconn and Jabil. The report suggests that the cost of the forging process is 30-50% cheaper than the existing unibody CNC machine process.
“Sources from the upstream supply chain pointed out that the cost of the forging process is 30-50% cheaper than the current unibody CNC machine process, while quality control is also more stable.”
For the manufacturing of the iPhone 8, the Cupertino-based company had recently added Wistron as a new assembler which joined Foxconn and Pegatron Technology.
The next-gen iPhone is expected to be a huge success thanks mainly to the brand new design, fast charging technology, wireless charging technology along with some other important features.
We have compiled some of the finest concepts of the upcoming iPhone. You would love to check those impressive concepts and all the rumored features which will embrace this year’s iPhone.