“Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities has today issued a new note in which he says that Apple will entirely revamp its iPhone lineup come 2017,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac. “According to Kuo, Apple in 2017 will release a new iPhone with glass casing and an AMOLED display. This somewhat contradicts an earlier note from the analyst that said Apple was aiming for an AMOLED iPhone by 2018.”
“More specifically, Kuo believes that Apple will decide between glass, plastic, and ceramic casing for its 2017 iPhone, but that the company will ultimately settle on glass,” Miller reports, “much like the iPhone 4, ‘as plastic doesn’t offer thin and light form factor designs, and it would be not easy to precisely control the tolerance of ceramic.'”
“As rumored in the past, KGI also believes that Apple will introduce a new 5.8-inch iPhone in 2017 with an AMOLED display,” Miller reports. “Despite the larger display, however, the device will feature a form factor that is ultimately smaller than the current 5.5-inch iPhone.”
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