KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Which a highly reliable source for Apple rumors, has released a new report (via 9to5Mac) claiming the iPhone 8 could come with a glass and metal design reminiscent of the iPhone 4 and 4S.
The back of the iPhone 8 will reportedly be made of glass to match the front. Kuo says high-end models could come with stainless steel frames as opposed to aluminum. Again, another throwback to the iPhone 4 and 4S, which had stainless steel frames sandwiched between its glass front and back.
Apple originally used aluminum on the first iPhone, Sadly they switched to much uglier plastic for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, stainless steel for the iPhone 4 and 4S and then returned to aluminum with unibody designs for the iPhone 5 and everything after.
Strengthened glass would be more scratch-resistant. A glass back could also point to wireless charging.
It’s way too early to piece get a clear picture of what’s in store for the iPhone 8, but early rumors seem to suggest Apple may get rid of the iconic home button and embed the Touch ID fingerprint sensor underneath the screen.
An iPhone 8 with iPhone 4 looks would be sleek, for sure. Head Phone jack won’t be making it’s way back so don’t keep your hopes up. Maybe you will get wireless charging from 10th anniversary device.