Next year will be the 10th year since the first iPhone was released into the market. The consensus is that, the next iPhone, which is presumed to be called iPhone 8, will be very different as a way to mark the anniversary.
Rumor has it that the next iPhone will see the return of the glass back which was last seen on the iPhone 5. Earlier today, industry analyst @Kevvin King posted on Weibo that Samsung’s next flagship will also feature a glass back. It appears the number 8 will not be the only thing mutual to both devices.
Earlier this year when the ZUK Z2 Pro was released, Lenovo’s Vice President posted on Weibo with the handle @Chang Cheng that 3D curved glass back will be the trend for the year. In a recent follow up post, he said that since no other manufacturer has used a 3D glass back like that of the ZUK Z2 Pro, we’ll have to wait for the iPhone 8 to see the design again.
His post appears to be a hint that the iPhone 8 will sport a 3D curved glass back which will not only make it more pleasing to the eyes but also make it easy to grip.