In 2017 Apple is planning to completely revise the design of the iPhone, said on Tuesday The New York Times. In the near future the iPhone will get a display “edge to edge” button and biometric identification embedded directly in the device’s screen.
Instead of the aluminum enclosure, the iPhone will receive a new shell of glass Gorilla Glass 5 and the OLED display. Screen Apple phone next generation will be able to perform the functions of the buttons Touch ID. According to the source, the future iPhone will be one big display panel with no margins on sides.
“Step in the iPhone 7 might the right decision, although it is in a sense an intermediate step. Apple will continue to release the iPhone without a headphone Jack in the next iPhone will offer full-screen display panel with a virtual button that is built directly into the screen. This is on the condition of anonymity said two sources in the company. Apple refused to comment on the design of the next iPhone,” writes The New York Times.
It is worth noting that earlier this year Apple was granted a patent for technology integration scanner Touch ID in the display. One of them involves the use of ultrasound technology that will allow you to place dactyloscopy under the display panel and to improve the accuracy and speed compared to capacitive sensors like Touch ID.
The New York Times is not the first who have reported about the massive redesign of the iPhone on the 10th anniversary of “Apple” smartphone. In April, KGI analyst Ming Chi Kuo said that Apple agreed to revise the appearance of corporate communicators, completely changing the form factor. According to him, users will find a “completely new design with thinner frame around the screen and more comfortable grip”. In may influential blogger John Gruber reported that in 2017, the iPhone will be one big display panel with no padding around the edges and holes for camera and speaker.