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Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

In November, an analyst predicted that Apple would release a bigger 6.1-inch iPhone next year but with a traditional LCD display, rather than the OLED tech used on the iPhone X. Now, another source has come to back up this claim, adding that this particular model may also revert back to the metal design seen on the iPhone 5, 6 and 7.

It would seem an odd move, as the switch to glass was in large part to allow for wireless charging, a feature which might be sacrificed if Apple moves back to metal, but then given its LCD screen this would likely be a relatively budget model.

A new report says that Apple has three iPhones in the works for next year, including two iPhone X successors with OLED displays that should have the same design as the current model.

If you are one of those who would rather have a metal back instead of glass, the objective of which is to allow wireless charging, there's some good news for you.

By switching back to a metal back, Apple will be able to offer more color options. Casetek now supplies Apple with LCD screens for its iPads, so it could also be tapped by Apple to supply the new iPhone model with LCD panels.

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Nikkie also told that new iPhone will be assembled by a new manufacturer.

Nikkei revealed that the low cost of iPhone would be due to usage of LCD display instead of OLED which is most expensive. And, unlike LCD screens, OLED panes can be molded to fit a casing.

The third model will only have a single lens camera on the back and Apple's Force Touch feature won't be available as well. What do you think of Apple returning to aluminum with the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone next year? The more affordable price may mean the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be discontinued.

Kuo has also claimed that the 6.1-inch iPhone would come with a lower-resolution display.

Opting to not use OLED displays for all of its iPhones next year makes sense for Apple and will ensure the company is not completely dependant on rival Samsung Electronics Co.


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