All-Glass iPhone? Here's What You Need to Know About the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8

Source: AP
Source: AP

The iPhone 7 be unveiled in September, but there's one big reason you might want to wait until 2017 to get a new iPhone. The iPhone 8 might be all-glass with an "edgeless display." Bye bye, classic iPhone bevels. Hello, huge, gorgeous screen. 

While the iPhone 7 will likely have many improvements — potentially including a dual-lens camera, a touch-sensitive home button, a thinner body, wireless charging and faster processing — it likely won't have that gorgeous all-glass body. 

"As far as I know, only one [iPhone] model will adopt glass casing next year," Allen Horng from Catcher Technology — a big manufacturer of iPhone casings — said at a shareholder meeting last month. 

The last time Apple went with a glass casing was with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. That glass, while sleek, seemed to collect some minor scratches with heavy use. We'll see if the glass Apple's allegedly using for the iPhone 8 is any stronger. 

The iPhone 4 with the glass casing.
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The iPhone 8 will also fall on the iPhone's 10th anniversary, which many are taking to mean it will be extra special.

So if your current phone is on its last legs and you're satisfied with just a few improvements, you should be fine with the iPhone 7. But if you're looking for the hottest new gadget on the block, maybe you should wait it out for the iPhone 8. 

Read more:
• iPhone 7 Leaks and Rumors: This Is What the Next iPhone Is Probably Going to Look Like
• iPhone 8 Rumors Have the Tech World Going Crazy for 3 Big Reasons
Apple iOS 10: All the Features and Upgrades That Will Change How You Use Your Phone

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Alexis Kleinman

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