If this ultimately pans out, it would mark the first time Apple has utilized a glass casing on the iPhone since 2011 s iPhone 4s.
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Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Catcher CEO Allen Horng said: As far as I know, only one iPhone model will adopt glass casing next year.
I don t think this move will have an impact on Catcher s revenue as glass casing still needs a durable metal frame which requires advanced processing technology and would not be cheaper than the current model.
Just last month, Kuo issued a research note indicating that Apple is working on a more glass oriented iPhone 7s design in order to differentiate the device from a smartphone market where most flagships more or less look and feel the same.
But that s not the whole story: Kuo believes that Apple is currently working on an iPhone model with curved glass panels on both the front and back of the device.
Last we heard, iPhone production has already kicked off and may include three distinct models.