Next-Generation iPhone May Get 7000 Series Aluminum Body
According to the latest report from a usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a body made out of 7000 Series aluminum. In case you don’t know, this is the material used in the Apple Watch Sport. This alloy is 60% stronger than usual aluminum, however, it is just the same in weight.
Kuo has also revealed that the iPhone 6s will get a design similar to the design of the iPhone 6. Still, as noted by the expert, the dimensions of the handset may be slightly different. Because of the new body and Force Touch compatibility, the smartphone may become 0.2mm thicker and 0.15mm taller.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note to investors, a copy of which was obtained by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, in which he corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone will adopt 7000 Series aluminum as used in the Apple Watch Sport. Kuo also claimed that Apple will retain the same design as the iPhone 6, although the smartphone may have slightly different dimensions.
Although Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record when it comes to the releases of Apple gadgets, I suggest you to take today’s rumor with a few pinches of salt.
The date of the release of the next-generation iPhone remains unknown. All we know is that the handset may be officially unveiled this fall.
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