New flagship Apple smartphone in 2017 will be similar to the design of the iPhone 2G, reports South Korean resource ETNews citing informed sources. “Apple” the novelty will receive a fully glass body and teardrop-shaped profile, as the first smartphone in 2007.
The next model of Apple smartphone, scheduled for release in 2017, when the iPhone turns 10, will affect large-scale redesign. It is assumed that the anniversary model glass will be not only the front but also the back cover.
Design Director of Apple Jonathan Ive has plans to introduce the iPhone, which would look like a single piece of glass. In addition, getting rid of the metal case — one of the requirements for the integration of high-quality wireless charging. Although there are solutions for wireless charging gadgets in metal cases, interaction of radio waves with metallic alloys can lead to slow charging.
In addition to the material the iPhone 8 will change the shape of the body of the smartphone. In particular, the sources say on a more gradual bending of the glass back panel in the style of iPhone 2G. Similar design techniques were also used in the iPhone 3G/3G.
The source denied the rumor of a curved display iPhone 8 like the Samsung Galaxy series edge. The front panel of Apple’s smartphone will remain flat with a slight bend at the edges – the so-called 2.5 D glass, which will occupy the entire front surface of the smartphone. “Eight” will have a larger display (presumably 5.8 inch) and move to the use of OLED technology.
This year is an important anniversary for Apple. It is believed that the company not only substantially revised the design of the iPhone, but will introduce new technologies. In addition to wireless charging, the novelty will boast integrated into the screen fingerprint scanning and identification technology to users in the face. The launch of the iPhone 8 is expected in September of this year.