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Apple's next-gen iPhone rumored to feature iPhone 4-like design

The next-gen iPhone will reportedly feature an AMOLED display and iPhone 4-like design

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 27, 2016 at 05:37 am CDT (1 min, 17 secs reading time)

Apple may have just revealed its new, but old iPhone SE - but now the latest rumors from credible Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities has the company teasing the next-gen iPhone.

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Kuo teases that the iPhone to be revealed in 2017 will be completely new, with glass casing and a sure-to-be beautiful AMOLED display. Kuo believes that Apple will choose between glass, plastric and ceramic casing for its next-gen iPhone, but believes Apple will land on using glass - like it did with the iPhone 4 "as plastic doesn't offer thin and light form factor designs, and it would be not easy to precisely control the tolerance of ceramic".

The new iPhone will also reportedly feature a curved display, much like their competitor Samsung and their Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. KGI says that Apple will build on the iPhone 4 design, with the 2017 iPhone featuring a glass front and back, with metal sides. Kuo adds that the new iPhone will feature a "completely new form factor design", with narrow bezels and a "more comfortable grip".

Not only that, but KGI teases that Apple could release a huge 5.8-inch iPhone 7 in 2017 with an AMOLED display. Considering the iPhone 6S Plus has a huge 5.5-inch display, the new form factor would have to be impressive for it to be smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone. We should expect the larger 5.8-inch iPhone to replace, and completely take over the 5.5-inch iPhone if it arrives in 2017.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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