Apple has been working on making its forthcoming iPhone a breakthrough in terms of design too. Well, Apple has always made changes to the design of its iPhone in every two years. The celebrated analyst, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, has tipped that the upcoming 2017 iPhone lineup will ditch the aluminium casing and would rather come with a glass back. It also means that the iPhone 7, which will launch this year, might not come with substantial changes.
As per Kuo's report, Apple will choose a glass back design similar to the iPhone 4 series. The company apparently believes in making the iPhone different from its competitors in terms of design. In addition to the glass back panel, the upcoming iPhone will also feature AMOLED display. Earlier, many reports suggested that Apple might integrate OLED display on the next year iPhone. Interestingly, Apple Watch already comes with OLED display so there are fair chances that the company might end up using it on its forthcoming iPhones.
Kuo's report also suggests that the glass casing might end up making the device heavier but AMOLED display will keep the balance. As of now, all the recently launched iPhones (starting from iPhone 5) come with the aluminium casing but with the introduction of the glass casing, aluminium bodies will decline to 40 percent after the launch of the 2017 iPhone lineup.
The inclusion of glass casing or panel will increase the chances of a failed drop test. However, we expect Apple to find a way around that.