With all the rumours pouring down lately regarding this year’s iPhone, there has also been a rumour about a major redesign of the next year’s iPhone.
The latest report from Nikkei reveals that Foxconn has been experimenting an all glass design and the final draft will only be ready for the next year’s iPhone. According to the Nikkei Report, Apple is all set to revamp its design language and ditch the all metal design for an all glass casing with metal frames and advanced organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels. The current iPhones has a LTPS display panel which is more power hungry when compared to OLED panels. This year’s iPhone will also come with the same LTPS display, report.
With the next year being iPhone’s 10th anniversary, these rumours look authentic given there have been a lot of similar rumours regarding the change in design language of the new iPhone. The last iPhone to come with all glass metal body was the iPhone 4.
Yesterday, a report from Bloomberg’s Ming Chi-Kuo also revealed that Apple is not looking for a redesign until next year.
Apple also hinted something similar when the company revealed its patent regarding the curved displays. The report revealing Apple’s patent showed flexible displays somewhat similar to the Samsung Galaxy Edge series. The display could be flexed around the sides as well as up and down and could also be used as virtual buttons or switches with added screen functionality. We will have to wait and see if Apple actually implements these patents because usually a patent grant doesn’t necessarily indicated that the technology is ready.
Regarding this year’s iPhone, a journalist from Bloomberg yesterday claimed that it is likely to come with a touch sensitive home button that can perform different functions. Moreover, Apple is expected to release a Pro variant instead of Plus variant boasting a dual camera lens set up.