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Supplier: Apple makes next year’s iPhone glass with metal frame
Apple makes, according to the head of a subcontractor an iPhone with a rear glass and a metal frame. The supplier should know, because it currently produces the metal housing of the current iPhones.
It is unknown whether it is a metal frame that is visible in the design or whether it is a design with glass around. The director of Catch Technology said, according to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei Thursday after a meeting of shareholders that Apple According to him, working on a model with glass design. Which will still have a metal frame, which makes his company is still on.
The rumor of an iPhone with glass design is longer. The metal design would not feel “modern and fresh”, now used almost every smartphone manufacturer metal in design, also in equipment that costs a quarter cost of what an iPhone.
Apple is the largest customer of Catcher Technology and provides a third of the turnover of the supplier. The glass design required by the Director of a sturdy metal frame, making Apple has yet necessary products Catcher.
It is noteworthy that a supplier decides on a future iPhone. Apple imposes strict nda companies concerned at which forbids them to speak about what they know of upcoming smartphone models from Apple.
The combination of glass and metal frame design is common in the smartphone market. Sony uses the example, since 2013 its Xperia Z models, while Xiaomi and Samsung use it since last year. The iPhone 4 in 2010 also had a combination of metal and glass in the design.
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