News has it that Apple has planned a new iPhone model for 2017. The upcoming high-end smartphone slated to launch next year (and likely to be called iPhone 7s and 7s Plus) may come with a 5.8-inch AMOLED display with curved glass case instead of the aluminum seen in the model, so far.
According to an investor note obtained by Apple Insider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for accurate predictions about upcoming Apple products, said that the new device will feature a design similar to iPhone 4/4s ‘glass sandwich’ but with curved panels on front/back and not flat slabs.
According to the report, Kuo also predicts the company will be using some exotic materials that will differentiate the iPhone from its competitors. As aforesaid, Kuo believes Apple could opt for glass for the new case design as the material is easy to mold and is thin and light. Plastic and ceramic could be some other options.
In terms of features, Apple’s next-generation iPhone is also likely to feature wireless charging along with a new biometric recognition technology such as face and iris scanning. It should be noted that the company recently acquired Emotient, a facial recognition specialist and also Faceshift, a real-time 3D rendering company.
Earlier this month, there was another report that pointed out at Apple’s plans of launching an iPhone with 5.8-inch OLED display sometime in 2017-2018. The report also added that the company is planning to release two variants of its large-screen iPhone 7 Plus this year out of which, one will be with a single-lens camera and one with a dual-lens camera. The dual-lens variant has been rumoured to be marketed as the iPhone Pro respectively.