Rumors related to "IPhone 8" they are back now, the subject is the structure of the device.
THE DigiTimes it is far from being a reliable source of information, but this time, the subject they approached is not something that is quite impractical to the contrary, after all others have already raised this issue before. The difference between the news is that while KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the stainless steel would be present only on the top-of-the-line ?iPhone 8?, the DigiTimes It implies that the exchange of aluminum for the new material will be definitive, for all models.
New material, incidentally, stainless steel has nothing. The proof of this is in the design of the iPhones 4 / 4s (the stainless steel side structure was responsible for joining the front and rear glass panels of the devices).
With the arrival of the iPhone 5, Apple started to use an aluminum structure (material also used in the structure of many other products of the company Macs, iPads and Apple Watches). Due to #bendgate on iPhones 6/6 Plus (polemic involving iPhones that easily bent), Apple preferred not to take any chances on the iPhone 6s / 6s Plus and started using reinforced aluminum (the same used on the Apple Watch, known as the 7,000 series) ).
Whether to avoid oxidation or as part of the new project (perhaps involving wireless charging and the like or simply a reduction in costs, since this process would be between 30% and 50% more into account), the rumors of ?iPhone 8 ?Are all pointing to the return of the glass housing and stainless steel structure.
In addition to Foxconn, a long-time partner of Ma, Jabil (an American company based in St. Petersburg, a city located in Florida) would also be responsible for supplying the Apple component.