'iPhone Edition' Said to Have Polished Stainless Steel Frame Similar to Apple Watch, Vertical Camera for VR
Apple's widely rumored iPhone with an OLED display will feature a polished stainless steel enclosure sandwiched between front and back glass, says Japanese blog Mac Otakara
. That's the same iPhone 4-like design that reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
of KGI Securities has expected since last year
" alt="" width="567" height="567" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-560791" /><center>"iPhone Edition" render by Japanese blog Mac Otakara
The blog claims the so-called "iPhone Edition" will use an improved version of the Apple Watch's stainless steel enclosure. It also says the smartphone, more commonly dubbed "iPhone 8
" for now, will have a conventionally flat OLED display with 2.5D cover glass
along the edges, as rumored previously.
As seen in a few renders
over the past few weeks, the report claims the "iPhone Edition" will be equipped with a vertically-aligned iSight Duo camera
on the rear for VR shooting purposes. Accordingly, when the iPhone is used in a VR headset, the cameras would be positioned horizontally as is customary.
Meanwhile, the tentatively named iPhone 7
s and iPhone 7s Plus are expected to be slightly thicker than the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, meaning that some existing cases and accessories might not fit the newer models. From a cosmetic standpoint, however, those smartphones are expected to look similar.
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