The iPhone 7 & 7 Plus have just been released, so that means rumors and speculation for the next iPhone have already begun. One thing that’s pretty much clear is that the current phone design, which debuted in the iPhone 6 a couple of years ago, will be history. Next year we expect a full redesign of Apple’s phones.
According to a source who spoke with the Nikkei Asian Review, the upcoming iPhone 8 will sport glass covers and backs, similar to the iPhone 4, with both sides held in place by a metal frame. The backs will apparently be supplied by China’s Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology.
The source further states that the iPhone 8 will come in three sizes: 5.5-inch, 5-inch, and 4.7-inch. However, it’s unclear if a glass back will be a “premium” feature only available on the larger models.
However, the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus will allegedly sport a dual-curved Super AMOLED touchscreen made by Samsung, while the other two variants will go with LTPS LCD panels just like the iPhone 7 duo. The iPhone 8 will also come with wireless charging support, the addition of which will be made easier by going with the glass back.