Rumors are rife on the web that Apple is planning a whole new kind of iPhone for 2017. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-known Apple authority at KGI Securities, Apple plans to introduce a new line-up next year, which will feature an AMOLED display and new design.
KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is expecting Apple to introduce a new iPhone with a curved glass casing, wireless charging features and a curved 5.8-inch AMOLED display in 2017.
Like it’s older siblings, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the new iPhone will return to an all-glass design, with both the front and the back made of the same material. This will give the phone an even more rounded feel than its predecessor, the iPhone 6S. The shift to glass will also help the new iPhone to get much lighter than the iPhone 6S, which currently made of aluminum material.
Kuo lays out two scenarios for the company’s 2017 lineup. However, it success depends on the availability of the AMOLED displays needed for the new phone. If AMOLED supplies are enough, Apple would launch a 4.7-inch LCD-based iPhone paired with the new 5.8-inch AMOLED iPhone as a larger option. But if AMOLED supplies are unable to meet the entire large-screen demand, Kuo believes that the company will launch 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD iPhone similar to today’s lineup.
Kuo also added that the new line-up will support wireless charging, though remain unclear, But earlier reports said that Apple was working on a long-range wireless charging technology. Additionally, the phone is expected to feature various kinds of biometric features, perhaps a facial recognition or eyes recognition systems.
The rumored iPhone is expected to be called the iPhone 7, but Apple is said to be planning two versions. Not much detail is known about the rumored phone, not even specs. But multiple rumors suggest it continues to use a design similar to the design of the iPhone 6S, but much thinner.
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