Next-Generation iPhone Rumored To Adopt 7000 Series Aluminum Used With Apple Watch Sport

It’s all about the new iPhone 6s? KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a note to investers, a copy that obtained by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, in which he states that the next-gen iPhone will adopt the same 7000 series aluminum as used in the Sport version of Apple Watch and cliamed that the company will once again retain the same design as the iPhone 6, but with a slightly different dimensions.


The report also suggests that the next iPhone could be wider and taller by almost 0.15mm to account for stronger 7000 series aluminum design, concluded the smartphone may also be about 0.2mm thicker due to the addition of Force Touch. With such slight difference most iPhone 6 users are unlikely to notice much of new dimensions with the the so-called “iPhone 6s” design.

Kuo ingemintaed that upcoming iPhone will be available in the new Rose Gold color option, similar to the rose gold Apple Watch Edition, and reiterated that the existing gold  color culd be changed to look more like the yellow gold Apple Watch Edition. While the current gray iPhone is also expected to look slightly more black, possibly in line with the space black Apple watch.


Apple explains the properties of 7000 Series aluminum on its Apple Watch website:

“For Apple Watch Sport, we started with 7000 Series aluminum — the same used in competition bicycles. We altered it to create a new alloy that’s just as light, yet even more durable — it’s 60 percent stronger than most aluminum, and one-third the density of stainless steel. It has a bright, lustrous colour and a uniform structure free of defects and impurities. Each case is machined and polished, then blasted with microscopic zirconia beads to achieve a consistent, satin texture. A special anodizing process creates a hard, clear outer layer that helps protect against scratches and corrosion.”

Here’s a long list of predictions for the next-generation iPhone launch. Set for September, with August being the month which will see the handsets (s) being announced. Rumors includes an A9 processor with 2GB of RAM, optimized 12MP iSight camera, recently a Rose Gold color varaint of iPhone 6s captured in photos showing a dual-Camera setup, gets improved Touch ID recognition, gesture control support, a new microphone added near the speaker and screen-size may go with a 4-inch aspect ratio.  Apple will likely retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes akin to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


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