The 2017 iPhone Will Be All Glass [Report]

The 2017 iPhone Will Be All Glass [Report]

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Apple is planning to debut a major update to the iPhone in 2017 featuring an all-glass enclosure, reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The analyst first predicted an all glass design with an AMOLED display last month. For this year, Kuo expects Apple to stick with the same general design as the iPhone 6 and 6s.

It's believed that Apple is looking to differentiate itself from competitors many of which are now using aluminum enclosures similar to the iPhone. Kuo doesn't offer any details on exactly how Apple would create an all-glass iPhone. However, the analyst says that drop tests will not likely affect Apple's decision, given that the iPhone 4 and 4S had a glass front and glass back with a steel band on the sides.

If Apple abandons its tick tock cycle of iPhone releases, will you hold off for the 2017 model or still purchase the iPhone 7 this fall? The new iPhone 7 is said to feature a dual lens camera (Plus model only), simplified antenna bands, no headphones jack, and possibly a Smart Connector. Let us know what you think in the comments...

[via 9to5Mac]


The 2017 iPhone Will Be All Glass [Report]
Ellen - April 20, 2016 at 3:53am
I wrote another note here, but after reading all your comments pretty much about the glass innovation, I'm wondering, doesn't it bother you that they also want to take out the headphone jack? do you think they mean that Bluetooth headphones Will replace it? That's not the answer. I'm not sure what they're doing. Sometimes I use my phone to connect to other external device speakers and what would I do if I didn't have that Jack? I just don't understand it. Bluetooth headphones usually need to be recharged. The last thing I want is another rechargeable item.
. - April 20, 2016 at 4:12am
There could be AirPlay support for speakers or adapters for it, or maybe some new technology that can allow a new function to connect speakers with the next iPhone.
Ellen - April 20, 2016 at 4:21pm
Then why not just leave well enough alone. What works and is proven should stay the same!!!! As soon as they come up with some new way it will either be expensive or not practical. When I am watching TV on my phone at night, I don't want a device that is going to run out of juice.
Silver - April 20, 2016 at 5:45pm
The future is usb-c. The phone will have just one digital i/o port. Users will be able to use an adapter for headphones (if they choose to) and the output will be lossless digital. Another advantage is that the connector is thinner than the conventional 3.5mm headphone jack, enabling the phone to become increasingly thinner. But yes, the future of headphone technology is moving towards wireless so eventually most users won't be hardwiring them.
iAmMe - October 25, 2016 at 5:39pm
the lightning to headphone jack adaptor is included. you can't charge and use it at the same time though unless you buy an adapter that can charge: https://www.amazon.com/iPhone-Lightning-Charge-Headphone-Adapter/dp/B01LX72BH6
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