Copper Gold Expected To Be One Of The New Colors Of The Next iPhone
Leaks by Luo Zhongsheng, a Foxconn executive, on the upcoming iPhone suggest that one of the colors of the iconic device will be copper gold. Besides the copper gold color other colors include white and black. From the photos that were leaked it was not clear whether the copper gold color would act as a replacement for the rose gold color which first appeared in the iPhone 6S two years ago.
Zhongsheng also revealed that the upcoming version of the iPhone is likely to incur high manufacturing costs and this will likely push up its price. The high manufacturing costs will be mainly as a result of a design overhaul especially a new screen which will be bezel-less. While this will allow for a bigger display area the unusual shape of the screen will present mass manufacturing difficulties for suppliers.
“It looks like the difficulty of special-shaped cutting is indeed great, the cost will not be cheap,” Zhongsheng wrote on Weibo, a Chinese site.
Part of the reason why high manufacturing costs will be incurred is because the yield rate of the OLED screens is low leading to a low of waste. As such the price of the iPhone is expected to range between $1,200 and $1,400. In 2016 the most expensive version of the iPhone was priced at about $1,200.
This year there are three new iPhones that are expected to be launched and this will include the iPhone 7S Plus and the iPhone 7S which will be a slight improvement from the models launched last year. There will also be a premium model which will have a new design and new features. Some of the names that have been suggested for the premium model include iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone Pro.
Regarding the features of the next premium model of the iPhone, wireless charging is one of most speculated about. Others include a facial recognition unlocking system. It has also been speculated that the home button will disappear since the screen will cover the full frontal area of the device. Speculation has also been rife that shortages of components could result in a delay in the launch of the premium model of the iPhone.