Another Digitimes report claims that Apple will be switching a stainless steel frame to hold together an all glass body for its upcoming iPhone.
The next-generation iPhone is expected to abandon its conventional aluminum back cover design and will adopt a new design using two reinforced glass panes and a metal frame in the middle. The metal bezel will be made of stainless steel using a forging process to enhance its sturdiness and reduce costs and manufacturing time.
The idea of having an all glass body has been around for quite some time now. With the rumor mill starting up strong with nearly everyone agreeing on this design, it’s hard to be disappointed. However, years ago everyone was predicting a liquid metal iPhone 5 body but that ended up being an ‘s’ upgrade with the iPhone 4s.
Another notable features for this year’s iPhone is an embedded Home button with Touch ID built-in, an OLED display, a third screen size, and a new glossy white color option dubbed “Jet White.”