Ming-Chi Kuo over at KGI Securities has been reliable in the past when it comes to Apple news and rumors, and now he has reason to believe that the company might be revamping their iPhone in a pretty major way in 2017. Earlier rumors suggested that the company would be shooing for an AMOLED display in 2018, but Kuo thinks it’s coming next year.

According to Kuo, Apple had a choice between either plastic, glass, or ceramic for its 2017 iPhone. Plastic wouldn’t allow them to go as thin as they want, and ceramic would be too unwieldy, so they’re going with glass, like they did with the 2014 model. And like that model, the phone will feature a glass front and back with metal sides. It will also offer a new design with narrow bezels and a more comfortable grip.

They’ll also be debuting a 5.8-inch phone that, despite the larger display, will actually feature a form factor that is smaller than the current 5.5-inch model. If Apple can produce enough of these 5.8-inch models, they’ll replace the 5.5-inch entirely, and Apple would be offering 4.7-inch and 5.8-inch iPhones in 2017.

There are also reports that Apple is working on a wireless charging technology that could debut with these 2017 iPhone models. The phones will have biometric recognitions as well, maybe a face or retina scanner.

 

 

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