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Apple may Launch 'All Glass' iPhone With Amoled display'



Apple may completely drop its aluminium casing for an all-glass enclosure in the iPhone 8 in 2017, suggests a report in 9to5Mac.  The report quotes KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is known for his accurate predictions on Apple. 


According to a report by 9to5Mac, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will move to an all-glass enclosure, dropping aluminium completely as it will no longer appear modern or fresh next year. In addition, the new “glass phone” will include an AMOLED display panel, which is said to be lighter and thinner, so that it could compensate for the slight weight increase of glass compared with metal exteriors.
In recent times, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo has always had accurate predictions. Recently, Apple said that the iPhones have a life expectancy of three years and so does the Apple watch while AppleTV devices expire in four years. These numbers are in harmony with Apple’s strategy of rolling out operating system updates to older devices and the hardware offered to replace older units.
Apple typically introduces major design changes in alternate generations, with the 's' representing the evolutionary upgrade. For this reason, there's also been some speculation as to what this year's model may be called - with some in the industry leaning towards an iPhone 6SE naming scheme. If it goes with the iPhone 7 name this year, the company may use the iPhone 8 moniker instead of iPhone 7s next year to emphasise the revolutionary new design. Or, as 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the smartphone lineup, the smartphone may be called the iPhone X.
The above leak should be taken with a pinch of salt as Apple has not mentioned anything about the upcoming devices and the leaks legitimacy remains questionable.