Even though we are yet to see any concrete iPhone 7 leak so far, famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shed some light on the changes that Apple is planning to introduce with its 2017 iPhone models.
According to the analyst, Apple is currently considering plastic, ceramic, and glass for its 2017 iPhone models, but he believes that Apple could most likely end up using glass on the iPhone 7s models. The company has used glass for its smartphones in the past, for the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4s. However, unlike those two, the 2017 iPhones will allegedly come with a curved display and a curved glass body.
Another major change that Apple plans to introduce next year is said to be the switch to an AMOLED panel on at least one of the new iPhone models, most likely the one with a 5.8-inch sized screen. Thankfully though, the analyst claims Apple will reduce the bezels on the 5.8-inch model, and as a result, it could end up being more or less similar to the current iPhone 6s Plus despite sporting a larger display. Provided Apple is able to secure enough AMOLED panels, Apple could launch the iPhone in only two sizes next year – 4.7-inches and 5.8-inches. Apart from an AMOLED panel, the next year’s lineup is also said to include wireless charging and a new biometric recognition feature, most likely using facial or eye recognition.