Previous rumors has suggested that the back of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would be made of glass.
Now according to a recent report, the whole casing off the iPhone 8 will apparently be made of glass, this is to support wireless charging on Apple’s new iPhone.
The news comes in a report from Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities who has received information from Apple’s supply chain.
We believe one of the reasons why new iPhones will switch from metal casing to glass casing is to support wireless charging. In order to ensure a superior performance, we believe it is most appropriate for EMS suppliers to develop and make the wireless charger because then a comprehensive test can be conducted. As Hon Hai needs to deploy most resources to develop and produce OLED iPhone, we expect Pegatron will be the exclusive supplier of the wireless charger.
As well as the wireless charging, one model of Apple’s new iPhone 7 is expected to come with an OLED display. There will be two versions of the iPhone 8 Plus, one will have an LCD display the other an OLED display and the iPhone 8 is expected to feature an LCD display.
Apple are expected to launch their new iPhones around September of next year, so we can expect a number of rumors about the handsets before then.
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