Apple iPhone 8 to Feature iPhone 4-like Design with Stainless Steel Frame

Apple is more than half a year away from unveiling the next iPhone, but that doesn’t mean that information on the upcoming phone won’t leak. A new report by Digitimes reveals that Apple will make some design changes in the new iPhone.

Specifically, the iPhone 8 will feature a stainless steel frame, similar to the one found on the iPhone 4. Apparently, Apple will abandon the aluminum panel in favor of a glass back and front. The stainless steel will be used for holding the two glass panels together.

The stainless steel frame will be the result of a forging process that’s aimed at enhancing sturdiness and reducing manufacturing costs and time. It seems that the cost of forging the stainless steel frame is between 30 and 50% lower compared to the current CNC machine process. Moreover, the quality control is also more stable.

A new design for the iPhone 8

The report also mentions that A… (read more)

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