Apple iPhone 8: Three models in development, all with glass backs?
Nikkei Asian Review recently reported about the alleged development of three iPhone 8-models. According to Nikkei, two models use the standard iPhone size display of 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch. The third model however uses a 5 inch panel, according to an anonymous source. Of course Apple may, at any time, decide to scrap one of the models during the development cycle as they did during iPhone 7 development where three models were initially prepared but only two made it to the final stages of production.
Nikkei further reports, that all three models will have glass backs. The back panels will be supplied by Chinese Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology according to the report. The metal frame holding front and back panels together will most likely be supplied by Catcher Technology, a part of the Foxconn empire, possibly together with U.S. based Jabil.
Earlier rumors, that Nikkei picked up in their report as well, mentioned, that only the top model of next year's iPhone will feature a curved Samsung AMOLED display, the other models will most likely still use LCD panels. Apple is also said to jump on the Wireless Charging bandwagon with its 10 year anniversary iPhone in 2017. The technology is said to allow wireless charging over a distance.