It may still be months away, but speculations about Apple's iPhone 8 are sweeping the internet. The latest rumor came from an'upstream supply chain' that suggests the Cupertino company is ditching the aluminium back cover. Instead, it will be designed with a stainless steel forging process that brings together two reinforced glass panels supported by a metal frame. The latest rumor to hit the web comes from an'upstream supply chain' that says the Cupertino company is ditching the aluminium back cover. Instead, it will be designed with a stainless steel forging process .Pictured is an iPhone 8 concept render The latest rumor was first reported by Chinese newspaper DigiTimes, which revealed the new components would be ordered from Foxconn electronics US-based Jabil – firms who worked with Apple in creating the iPhone 4, reports 9To5Mac.
Apple's next iPhone could come with a transparent screen, according to a patent granted to the company. The technology could pave the way for Apple's step into augmented reality. The patent also includes an OLED screen - something that has been rumoured from a number of sources to feature on the iPhone 8. Apple's next iPhone could come with a transparent screen, according to a patent granted to the company. 'One or more openings in the display may form a window through which a user of the device may view an external object,' the patent says. 'Display pixels in the window region may be used in forming a heads-up display.'
Apple says the glass on the brand new iPhone X, which covers the front of back of the phone, is the "most durable glass ever in a smartphone." Now that Apple's most expensive and technologically advanced handset has made it into the real world, some people are already dropping their naked, case-less phones by accident -- and the results are exactly what you would expect. SEE ALSO: Let's take a trip down iPhone memory lane Spent all my savings on the new #iPhoneX and it's already broken. My life is all completely ruined now. Some guy in Bp this morning dropped his IPhone X and I've never seen a man cry harder in my life All these photos of #iPhoneX with cracked or smashed screen & back panel are heartbreaking.
Apple has billed the iPhone XS and XS Max as having the'most durable glass ever in a smartphone.' But neither device could survive being dropped onto a cement sidewalk. New drop tests from device insurer SquareTrade confirmed that both of Apple's latest high-end smartphones are prone to shattering when dropped from six feet above the ground. The iPhone XS and XS Max are made up of a glass display on the front, as well as a glass panel on the back side of the device. And while SquareTrade found that the new models are much more durable than their predecessor, the now-discontinued iPhone X, they still managed to fail every drop test.
Ladies and gentleman, we have entered the next stage of the iPhone 8 rumor cycle. Instead of concepts, diagrams and design leaks, there are now photos of an actual device. Prolific leaker Benjamin Geskin has posted images of a purported "dummy" iPhone 8 which means it looks pretty much the same as the final device, but it's just an empty shell, with nothing inside. SEE ALSO: The next iPhone might have a new name... and it's kind of lame The photos show the device from all angles, and it does adhere to most of the rumors we've heard about the next iPhone: Two uninterrupted panes of glass with a stainless steel frame in between. There's a vertically-oriented rear camera on the back, and the fingerprint sensor is nowhere to be seen, implying that it's located on the front, under the glass.