Apple’s all glass designed iPhones likely in 2017, known analyst predicts

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iPhone’s biggest change is yet to come: An all-glass iPhone in the making, launching 2017

Apple is expected to redesign the future iPhones using glass material in 2017, like it did with the iPhone 4 and 4s. The information comes from KGI’s Ming Chi Kuo, a reliable source known as the best Apple analyst, who predicts a major change in iPhone’s design with all glass casing instead of the aluminium chassis, which is used in the current generation of iPhones.

Kuo’s predictions cleared that the change will only be seen in new iPhones starting in 2017 and would not apply to the upcoming iPhone 7, which is expected to be launched in September this year. Kuo said the glass design would help Apple differentiate its oft-unique iPhones from the growing lot of smartphones in the market, which are widely using an all-metal design.

A recent report citing an internal source said that Apple has signed a three-year deal with Samsung to supply OLED panels for its future iPhones. The deal was reportedly valued at $2.6 billion to produce at least 100 million 5.5-inch OLED displays.