Next year Apple will introduce the updated design of the iPhone, which will receive a metal frame around the edges, as the iconic gadget, the iPhone 4, reports MacRumors citing analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his accurate projections of the American company.
Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the iPhone 12 conditional, whose exact name is still unknown, it will undergo “substantial changes” in relation to their appearance. These changes will enable “more complex segmented design” with the use of sapphire glass, which will help to keep the design. In addition, Apple will use “new technology of metal casting”.
“We expect that the design of the iPhone of 2020 will change substantially… Metal frame, and front and rear 2 2.5 D glass will remain in place, but the surface of the metal frame is similar to the design used in the iPhone 4,” reads the report.
Ming-Chi Kuo is confident that the updated iPhone will be completely different look and feel in the hand, but the new production technology will require significant investment — analyst believes that the company’s costs on a metal frame and glass housing will increase by 50-60% and 40-50%, respectively.
It is not excluded that it will increase the price of the device for the consumer.
iPhone 4 is largely considered a cult, because its design created by the legendary Jonathan Aviom, was subsequently used by many other manufacturers of smartphones — it is a metal frame with rounded edges, which both sides by reinforced glass. In addition, the iPhone 4, along with the “five”, considered one of the most beautiful iPhones in Apple’s history.
The release of this gadget was held in 2010, and since then the design of the iPhone has undergone some significant changes. In particular, in the line 11 iPhone appeared triple camera on a convex square platform, located in the left corner of the case, which caused a huge amount of criticism.
Many users have said that Apple co-founder Steve jobs would never have allowed this “ugliness”, and the departure of chief designer Jonathan Ive in the summer of 2019 had a negative impact on the company’s products.
The iPhone 11, iPhone 11, iPhone Pro and 11 Pro Max was launched in Russia on September 20. It is noted that every year the interest in the new iPhones in Moscow falls — just look at the queue in front of an official store on Tverskaya, which is becoming less and less. If last year the number of those who were willing to stand in the cold for two days to become the first winner of the fashion gadget was about a hundred, in 2019 came only a couple of dozen people.
New design, reminiscent of a gadget, created “under Steve Jobs” should be the main key to the success of sales of iPhone 12, the report said. Ming-Chi Kuo believes that in 2020, Apple will be able to increase shipments of its smartphones to 85 million units relative to 75 million units in 2019.
Previously, Ming-Chi Kuo reported that all three models of iPhone that will be released next year, will be supported by 5G. Initially, the analyst claimed that only two iPhone sample 2020 will be the fifth generation, and the third, the budget option, will settle for 4G. However, given the recent acquisition of the modem business from Intel, Apple will have additional resources to equip all of its 5G future gadgets, he said.
In addition, when the fifth generation in all iPhones would help “Apple” to better compete with cheaper Android-based smartphones, which will also receive support 5G.
It is also assumed that in the iPhone of 2020 will have modem chips from Qualcomm, as Apple does not have time to produce their own chips. Rumored to own chips from Apple won’t be ready until 2021-th.
Also Ming-Chi Kuo predicted the emergence of new dimensions to line 2020. He said that in a year the size of the flagship will be not 5.8 inches and 5.4 inches. Thus, the iPhone from the new line will decrease relative to its predecessors — the screen is 5.8 inch have iPhone X, iPhone XS iPhone 11 Pro. The “big brother” of the flagship will be bigger on the iPhone XS iPhone 11 Max and Pro Max is 6.7 inches instead of 6.5 inches.
In addition, it is expected the third model is 6.1 inches, which will be the successor to the XR and iPhone iPhone 11.
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