Design surprise revealed for Apple’s Next iPhones

“If there’s anything consistent about Apple’s iPhone rumors, it’s that the iPhone 8 will come with a glass chassis,” Don Reisinger writes for Tom’s Guide. “But now, there’s speculation it won’t be the only one.”

“Apple’s supply chain partners have started to produce components for all three iPhone models rumored for this year, including the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8, DigiTimes is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the activities,” Reisinger writes. “Most importantly, the sources say that Apple is planning a glass chassis design across all three new models this year.”

“While Apple is said to be planning a new design for iPhone 8, the company’s iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus were rumored to deliver the same design as last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus,” Reisinger writes. “The sources, however, say Apple has decided something different. The company’s orders are now for a glass chassis that have an aluminum frame, according to the report. Whether the handsets will all look the same or if the iPhone 8 will come with a different look is unknown.”

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MacDailyNews Take: For wireless charging.

And, death to the “S.” Now’s your chance Apple!


  1. Chassis? The chassis will be “al you mineeeeum” the front and back panels would be glass. But Tom’s guide and anyone else reporting on anything in today’s strange Information Age knows that your headline and copy doesn’t have to be accurate or the truth or anything of the sort. In today’s world you type then ship and nobody cares.

    1. *sigh* I believe the subtle incentive is go buy AirPods.

      Meanwhile, I’ve never read a good review of the Lightning splitter cable with an earphone jack and USB for charging. I almost want to get paranoid of Apple sabotaging that option. But not quite. I think it’s just a bad kludge job. I won’t be getting one.

  2. Wish they would make 3 models the same. iPhone 7 and iPhone SE I think is a terrible look for the company. Just come out with the iPhone 8 and make the 4″, 4.7″, and 5.5″ inch or whatever. Don’t get why they do the smaller iPhone separately.

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