The release of the iPhone X has only taken three days but we are being graced with the changes that could be arriving with the 2018 lineup. According to a well-known analyst, this family of phones is expected to come with a ‘more’ complex metal frame design and chassis so that it is able to do the one thing that phones were meant to do; make calls clearly.
A Complex Metal Frame Design Might Also Provide Additional Structural Integrity for the iPhone 2018 Lineup, in Addition to Improving Cellular Signal Strength
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone lineup getting released in 2018 will sport a ‘more complex’ metal frame design and the reason why he has suggested this is because it will improve the overall data transmission quality. The improved design might also improve the build quality of these devices, though it has not been detailed by the analyst in the note given below, which was obtained by MacRumors:
“Orders for 2H18F iPhones are market focus; both Catcher and Casetek have won new orders. We believe the metal frame of 2H18F iPhone models will be composed of more parts (iPhone X has four parts) for improving data transmission quality. We believe Apple will need more metal frame and casing assembly capacity and new suppliers because of more complex metal frame design and casing assembly, while models equipped with AMOLED and stainless steel metal frame will increase to two (vs. only one — iPhone X — in 2H17). We expect Catcher will obtain stainless steel metal frame and casing assembly orders. If Casetek can pass certification in late 4Q17 or early 1Q18, it also may win aluminum metal frame and casing assembly orders.”
There is no science provided as to how exactly this will improve signal transmission, so we will be looking forward to additional rumors in the future in order to ascertain towards this possible change.
News Source: MCR