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Apple will completely update the iPhone lineup in 2017: the design of the iPhone 4, AMOLED display, wireless charging

Apple plans to completely revise the design of the iPhone line of smartphones in 2017, according to a leading analyst of KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo. In the new generation device will be used glass, the displays will be made by technology AMOLED.

According to the authoritative expert, Apple currently chooses between materials – glass, plastic and ceramics. However, the preference will likely get glass, as plastic does not allow to provide a thin and lightweight design, but with ceramics there are a number of technical problems at the production stage.

iPhone in 2017 will have a curved display and a curved glass enclosure. The design will be based on the iPhone 4: front and back panels are glass, but the surfaces – metal, indicates the AP. According to the analyst, the smartphone will have a “completely new form factor” with a thinner frame around the screen and more comfortable grip”.

Kuo confirmed that in 2017 Apple will introduce a new iPhone with a 5.8-inch display AMOLED. According to the expert, it comes to models with a screen wrapped around the body. Despite the larger display, the smartphone will be more compact 5.5-inch iPhone due to the fact that the screen will not just go on the side faces of the device, but to encircle the body. If suppliers will provide the necessary volume of AMOLED displays, Apple is replacing this model with a 5.5-inch variant of the iPhone.

The new iPhone will support wireless charging function. According to rumors, the peculiarity of the technology will be removing from the plate of the transmitter used by competitors, which does not allow the use of electronic gadgets at a distance of 4 cm from the charging device. IPhone will not require contact with the docking station, and the radius of the charging is 2-3 meters.

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Finally, in 2017, the iPhone will be new technologies of biometric identification. We can talk about the face detection or eye.

If the information Ming-Chi Kuo confirmed, in 2016 iPhone expecting only a minor update: the device has a more compact design and will lose the audio connection. Large-scale redesign of the range to expect for next year.

It is worth noting that KGI Securities analyst differs accurate forecasts for new products Apple. Last year he spoke about the release in March or April of the new iPhone with 4 inch display, A9 processor and 2 GB of RAM. As we now know, this information is completely untrue.

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