No Glass Body For The iPhone 7 Claims Apple Supplier; Material To Make It On iPhone 8 By The Latest

Ramish Zafar
Posted May 4, 2016
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For Apple, when it comes to the iPhone 7, stakes are at an all time high. For a company that relies on the smartphone lineup for most of its revenues, a decline in sales of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus led to Apple reporting its first losses in 13 years, a fact that managed to shake up investor sentiment quite a bit. So as we head towards summer, expectations are at an all time high for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus and today, Apple’s suppliers in China have started to make some statements about the device.

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The iPhone 7 has been seeing quite a bit of rumors flying around since the start of this year, which is quite early when compared to how things proceeded over the past couple of years. Cupertino’s September flagship smartphone launches generally see information surface in the months of June and July but looks like the rumor mill’s eager to build up interest in the device early on.

So far, we’re expecting quite a bit of new features to make it on the devices. These start from a highly rumored dual camera upgrade for the larger, 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus. A dual camera on the iPhone should be quite interesting to see at the least, since Apple’s known for its detailed focus on different metrics of camera performance, aside from the usual resolution and aperture width. Furthermore, the iPhone 7 is also expected to come with a much needed display upgrade, something which should revitalize market interest in the devices.

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Now, Apple’s suppliers in Taiwan have started to speak up about their commitments with the company, and taking a look at these, build materials will be one segment that won’t be achieving a significant overhaul on the iPhone. According to sources, Apple’s suppliers believe that it will take at least 2 years for them to develop glass fuselages for the iPhone, so not only will the material not be making it on the iPhone 7, but we shouldn’t be expecting any glass upgrades on the iPhone 7s either.

But that’s not to say that this year’s iPhone won’t be coming with its fair share of upgrades. Two more features that are currently rumored for the device are wireless and quick charging, with the latter expected to match Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0. In addition, we’ll also be getting the customary processor upgrades likely to be manufacturer on upgraded nodes, so the iPhone 7 will be delivering on several ends nevertheless. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

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