Component Production Begins for 2017 iPhones as New Renders Combine iOS 11 With iPhone 8
As we get closer to the launch of the so-called “iPhone 8” in the fall, a new report out of Apple’s supply chain today confirms that the company has begun mass producing components for all three of 2017’s iPhone models. The report corroborates what has been rumored for well over a year: Apple will launch two iterative iPhone updates sized at 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, along with a 5.8-inch model that includes the first ever OLED screen on an iPhone.
According to DigiTimes’ sources, the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones will include a reinforced glass chassis and an aluminum metal frame, while the 5.8-inch iPhone will feature the same reinforced glass chassis and an unspecified “metal frame.” Recent rumors have largely agreed that the iPhone 8’s frame will be made of stainless steel, similar to Apple Watch.
In a separate article posted online this week, speculative renders shared by iDropNewshave taken a look at what the iPhone 8 might look like running iOS 11. The renders have kept the overall same look as ones posted online in May, but now offer glimpses into what new iOS 11 features — like peer-to-peer Apple Pay, the redesigned Control Center, new Lock Screen, Apple Music, and more — could look like on iPhone 8.