Now it gets ridiculous. An new analyst claims Apple will adopt an iPhone 4-like design for the 2017 iPhone line-up.
Apple just launched the iPhone SE and is months away from releasing the iPhone 7. Often referenced Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo looks already at 2017 in a new research note according to 9to5Mac.
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Kuo says that Apple will release a revamped iPhone line-up in 2017 with glass casing like the iPhone 4. Has Apple run out of design ideas? The new iPhone SE brings back a 2012 design and the iPhone 7S will look like an iPhone 4 from 2010.
Let's just hope that is not the case and this report just means that Apple adopts the same case material as the iPhone 4. I am though concerned about weight and robustness.
The new iPhones would already adopt AMOLED displays, rumored earlier for 2018.
The analyst goes further and predicts that the iPhone 7S will have a curved screen and a new large 5.8-inch iPhone would be added. Apple would also finally introduce wireless charging in the 2017 iPhone.
Where leaves that the iPhone 7? If Kuo is right, Apple is changing its upgrade cycle. Usually big design changes come with a new iPhone number and the S models are performance enhanced models with maybe additional features.
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A leaked iPhone 7 schematic already hinted at Apple keeping the design of the iPhone 6 for the iPhone 7 and only introduce minor modifications. The antenna lines get a bit neater and the camera lens is maybe flush. Read everything we know about the iPhone 7.