Upcoming iPhone to Get Rid of Aluminum Chassis for Stainless Steel

January 20, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple has been so in love with aluminum chassis design that it barely changed iPhone’s design norm for over three years. However, it doesn’t seem like getting repeated with upcoming iPhone 8, which Apple is vamping up with quite a few massive overhauls.

According to a report from Korean Herald, Apple will be ditching the aluminum chassis design that is being used in the current iPhone devices in lieu of a stainless steel design. That will finally reunite the iPhone series with stainless steel design.

The last time Apple embraced stainless steel chassis for an iPhone device was for iPhone 4s, which was released back in 2011. However, the return of stainless steel will also mark a shift in the fabrication process in comparison with the iPhone 4s. According to the report, iPhone 8 chassis will be undergoing metal forging method instead of the common billet milling that was used for the manufacture of iPhone 4s.

Besides the overhauled design chassis, Apple’s iPhone 8 smartphone will also have bettered water resistant features. The new iPhone device is said to feature IP 68 certification over the IP67 certification that was featured in the previous iPhone. The 6 stands for dust resistance, and it remains the same for both iPhones.

However, in terms of water resistance, iPhone 8 will be able to withstand 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. The IP67 certification used in iPhone 7 theoretically provided protection against immersion of up to 1 meter, but iPhone 7 did managed to come up with better results. So we can expect the upcoming iPhone to be doing exceptionally well with its water resistant capabilities.

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