So the vast majority of people who are looking for classic iPhone 8, we are here to inform you that Apple will use a form of toughened glass for production this time as well. And it’s going to be curved at both the front and rear of the iPhone. It might feel like the same surface on the iPhone 7, but the shape and tactile sensations, will be all-new.
The ceramic skin of Apple Watch is not gonna be adopted by iPhone 8, most probably.
So fabrication fans , take a deep breathe and wait for the Matrix stuff…
Gadget designer Greg Koeing pointed out key problems about adapting ceramic design with immediate effect for iPhone 8. It has taken time to build such logistics system and processing mechanism with Aluminium for Apple.
If Apple is going with ceramic , then the company need to start every operations from scratch.
The supply chain demands a well occupied department to handle the shipping of bulk ceramic products. By this time maintaining the logistics for this would be an extra burden when its comes to promised launch.
Koeing writes that,
”in fact, if we scale the numbers used in the booklet up to iPhone size devices and cycle times, Apple would need 2 football field’s worth of kiln space for each ceramic iPhone to sinter for the requisite 36 hours. For the 2 hours of hard ceramic machining to finish the case details, Apple would need to go from 20,000 CNC machines, to 250,000. They would need another 200,000 employees to perform the 2 hours of hand polishing to “bring out the strength and luster.”
So this is the reason why Apple may opt not to use ceramic for iPhone 8 to be launched next year, a device which is highly anticipated by fans after the lackluster response to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.