Report points to ‘iPhone 14 Pro’ featuring titanium alloy chassis
Despite this year’s new iPhone still being a while away, a new investors report by JP Morgan Chase has claimed Apple may use a new titanium alloy chassis design for the high-end “iPhone 14” series.
The report suggests Apple will use a titanium alloy chassis on the iPhone for the very first time. Titanium is highly recyclable which reduces costs involved in its production and is also stronger than stainless steel, which Apple currently uses alongside aluminum for the internal frame of its iPhones.
Apple uses titanium already for some Apple Watch Series 6 models and the physical Apple Card, but moving to titanium alloy for the iPhone would mark a significant reliance on the material, which JP Morgan Chase claim will be exclusively supplied by Hon Hai, otherwise known as Foxconn.
According to the report, next year is expected to see an iPhone “supercycle,” suggesting that next year’s new models will have more enticing features than the upcoming iPhone 13, which could spur strong demand for the 2022 device when it launches that fall.
iPhone 13 dummy models offer an early look at the rumored design of this year’s new iPhone https://t.co/5W6Tie3J1Z by @TomSykes pic.twitter.com/jOWH6BtNW4
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