'iPhone Edition' Said to Have Polished Stainless Steel Frame Similar to Apple Watch, Vertical Camera for VR

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's widely rumored iPhone with an OLED display will feature a polished stainless steel enclosure sandwiched between front and back glass, says Japanese blog Mac Otakara. That's the same iPhone 4-like design that reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has expected since last year.

    "iPhone Edition" render by Japanese blog Mac Otakara

    The blog claims the so-called "iPhone Edition" will use an improved version of the Apple Watch's stainless steel enclosure. It also says the smartphone, more commonly dubbed "iPhone 8" for now, will have a conventionally flat OLED display with 2.5D cover glass along the edges, as rumored previously.

    As seen in a few renders over the past few weeks, the report claims the "iPhone Edition" will be equipped with a vertically-aligned iSight Duo camera on the rear for VR shooting purposes. Accordingly, when the iPhone is used in a VR headset, the cameras would be positioned horizontally as is customary.

    Meanwhile, the tentatively named iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are expected to be slightly thicker than the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, meaning that some existing cases and accessories might not fit the newer models. From a cosmetic standpoint, however, those smartphones are expected to look similar.

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  2. Hiran macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2015
  3. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    So basically, designing for VR means we should expect an Apple VR contraption too?
  4. flavr macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2011

    Camera for VR or AR?
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    I was thinking if apple does indeed make the OLED a "Pro" or more expensive model whatever you want to call it, I wonder if they will include AirPods and a dock. Like apple includes the dock for the ceramic watch?
  6. WRChris macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2016
  7. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    It could end up looking like a stretched out Apple Watch, considering the design, rumored consistent 4mm bezel, and the stainless steel frame.

    We've already seen Apple Watch influences with Force/3D Touch, the Taptic Engine and waterproofing.

    An OLED display, wireless charging, and no ports are yet to come but we know they'll probably happen.
  8. filmantopia macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2010
  9. WRChris, Apr 17, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017

    WRChris macrumors 6502a


    Aug 17, 2016
    It will include EarPods and a USB cable with power adapter. Most expensive iPhone 7 does not come with extras and there's no reason this will be different. AirPods are what, 160? Dock is what, 50? No way you are getting over 200$ worth of goods for free.
  10. yesjam macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2014
    Looks really cool, but I'll likely go for the 7S.
  11. BasicGreatGuy, Apr 17, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017

    BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    If the polished steel frame rumor is true, I predict a lot of people needing to purchasing AC+ or a good case, as that frame will easily dent.
  12. JosephAW macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2012
    I was just taking a still with google vr camera app. Looks okay.
    Would like to see live vr recording without extra camera and spinning around.
    That and stereo mics to match the stereo speakers in the 7.
    And what ever happened to fuel cells?
  13. applelover1016 macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2013
    that would be a pretty cool gesture, especially if the price does exceed over $1000
  14. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
  15. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    And scratch! My AWS2 is not even a year old and looks like an old iPod Touch 1G.
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The 7000 Series aluminum on the iPhone dents just as easily. Perhaps the stainless on the iPhone will have the ability to have scratches buffed out with a Cape Cod cloth. It Could advantages to the stainless over the aluminum.

    Although, I would like see some anodizing over the stainless body to have some protection against scuffs/scratches, which would hopefully not have it look like the first Gen iPod Touches.
  17. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Stainless steel is very hard, don't think it would dent that easy, aluminium is much more prone to dents.
  18. nsayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I'm sorry, but that logo on the picture looks like Goat . se. I call shenanigans.
  19. DrumApple macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2009
    It's taken them this long to figure out what BlackBerry already had years ago!
  20. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    I'm hoping it's not polished. The matte stainless steel frame on the iPhone 4 didn't dent.
  21. barkomatic macrumors 601

    Aug 8, 2008
    This render is far too attractive to be an Apple design. It needs more antenna lines and really thick bezels to make the cut.
  22. Seifensieder macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2015
  23. freediverx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ignoring the text of his article for a moment, just wanted to say that this mockup looks amazing, resembling my all time favorite 4 and 4S models.
  24. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2011
    #Bend gate 2.0 ?
  25. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008

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