- Oct 6, 2011
- Reaction score
Samsung may not have pioneered wireless charging, but they are the only OEM that has really latched on to it and adopted it as a mainline feature. Most other OEMs have simply not shown interest in the technology for their flagships. Many phone manufacturers find themselves doing more to keep in line with what Apple is doing with the iPhone as far as features and design are concerned which is unfortunate.
Apple may finally adopt a Samsung feature for the iPhone in 2017. Sources are stating that there will be an iPhone in 2017 with a glass back. The source sites Catcher Technology CEO Allen Horng who says the following:
As far as I know, only one [iPhone] model will adopt glass casing next year,” Horng told reporters after the annual shareholder meeting on Thursday. “I don’t think this move will have an impact on Catcher’s revenue as glass casing still needs a durable metal frame which requires advanced processing technology and would not be cheaper than the current model.
This statement raises all sorts of questions. Does this just mean Apple is making another SE phone? Does this mean the 7s will feature a glass back. Will there only be one variant and no more plus editions? The big question is does a glass back on Apple's iPhone flagship mean they are finally bringing wireless charging to their devices? Other rumored features for an iphone 7s or 8 include edge to edge display, embedded touch ID and all glass design.
What are your thoughts? Have the tides turned? Is Apple now copying Samsung when it comes to design and features? If Apple puts out a phone with wireless charging will this push other manufacturers to do the same with their phones?
Last edited by a moderator: