“The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch has not yet officially shipped to customers, yet we cannot help but wonder what Apple could possibly do next year with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP.
“Apple packed so many improvements into the same iPhone 6 form factor, it seems improbable that Apple could do anything more than re-skin the device,” Reschke writes. “But this is Apple, so you can bet they have more than a few upgrade ideas up their sleeves. ”
“Apple is likely to get back into the thin-obsession game… [and is] likely to target the thickness of an iPod touch,” Reschke writes. “Apple may be about to come as close to having an edge-to-edge display as we have yet to see in any useful form factor.”
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MacDailyNews Take: How about some Liquidmetal goodness? Ultra-thin devices with large displays need to be very strong, lest they actually do bend in real life, right?
As anyone who’s tried to bend the very thin Liquidmetal SIM ejector tool included with their iPhone 3G know, it’s crazy strong. Weirdly strong. You can’t believe you can’t bend that thin little thing with ease.
I estimate that Apple will likely spend on the order of $300 million to $500 million — and three to five years — to mature the technology before it can used in large scale. — Dr. Atakan Peker, one of the Caltech researchers who invented Liquidmetal, May 2012
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