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The 2017 iPhone Will Be All Glass [Report]

The 2017 iPhone Will Be All Glass [Report]

Posted April 17, 2016 at 3:00pm by iClarified · 23031 views
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]

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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:
Ellen - April 20, 2016 at 3:34am
sounds interesting. But I will tell you again it it's a big mistake to take out the headphone jack. Let me say it again BIG mistake . I don't know how you expect people to listen to their phones in private, but Bluetooth isn't the only answer. I have a Bluetooth headphone (actually a neck phone, which wraps around my neck instead of my head) which pretty much last me the night when I go to bed or listen to something that lasts several hours and then needs to be charged up again. That does not happen with head. phones I have that I plug-in. I don't have to wait for it to recharge. I'd be interested in knowing what you geniuses there are thinking. You think that everyone wants a Bluetooth headphones? Because if you do I think that's a big mistake. UNLESS you make a Bluetooth headphone that has its own battery that can be replaced and doesn't rely on being recharged. I would hope this accessory would not cost hundreds of dollars like the "Beats" headphone costs, which I do not think it was worth all the money that it is sold for, which is why I don't have one. Nevertheless is Apple's goal to sell phones only to the wealthy and not to the rest of us?
iAmMe - October 25, 2016 at 5:36pm
lol. you can use the lightning to headphone jack adaptor which is included when you buy the phone. :P
nothanks - April 19, 2016 at 5:56pm
Jailbreak? No? Sorry, I don't need it.
clkfs - April 18, 2016 at 3:25pm
They testing a new Apple dil do and CEO has a prototype
. - April 18, 2016 at 3:27pm
They should start with you instead since you have interest in the idea.
Rahil - April 19, 2016 at 7:27pm
He means to say Tim Cook is a gaytard faggot. And that he's thrown Apple, Inc. down the drain.
. - April 19, 2016 at 10:22pm
And this is why I mentioned that to show how messed up in the ass this hater is!
Great - April 18, 2016 at 2:27pm
Finally a solar powered enhanced iPhone. Extends battery life whenever any light shines on it.
Fred - April 18, 2016 at 1:11pm
How about they focus on making a phone with a decent camera?
Curt973 - April 18, 2016 at 1:17pm
yeah your dead on with that. All the iPhone's cameras have been garbage through out the history of iPhone I like the camera better on my Nextel i930
. - April 18, 2016 at 1:46pm
I call bullshit on your rant! iPhone cameras are currently doing better than most competition. The only teason most stand out is how big the lens are.
Fred - April 18, 2016 at 8:34pm
iPhone camera is ass. I haven't found anything better than the Nokia 950 and even the old 1020. Even the sample photos on the devices at the Apple Store were taken on A different device.
. - April 19, 2016 at 12:14am
Tell those to the photos that were taken with a crystal clear camera shown in Apple events and 4K video tests that literally look like something off of those kind of cameras in 4K. iPhone cameras are quality.
Fred - April 19, 2016 at 12:46am
Nope, even the Apple Store goon confirmed it when I would zoom in on stock photos vs something I took in store. The stock photos were definitely taken with something else.
. - April 19, 2016 at 1:18am
He probably said that so carelessly.
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