The Apple rumour mill continues to churn out the good stuff with serial leaker Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities unearthing new details of Apple’s radical overhaul plans for the iPhone 8.
The news which was also picked up by reliable Apple source 9to5Mac says that Cupertino company will be starting from scratch with the new iPhone, swapping out the reputable and long-serving alluminium frame for a full glass enclosure. The redesign will also see the addition of a curved OLED display similar to that of Samsung’s range of smartphones.
Those hopeful for a refreshed iPhone 7 design however will be disappointed. The next iPhone will still retain the general aesthetics of the iPhone 6 and 6S whereas the iPhone 8 coming in 2017 will officially be a ground-up design. The reason for this is because 2017 will mark the iPhone’s tenth anniversary.
A full glass enclosure for a new phone may sound foolish, but given the latest developments in shatter-proof glass technology, the phone could be tougher than most are expecting. This glass design also lends itself to wireless charging and optimal antenna reception.
Those doubting Kuo’s claims should also note that he has a near-perfect track record for predicting Apple’s future devices including the iPhone 6 and 6S’ major features of the time.