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What the iPhone 17 smartphone will be: everything that is known at the moment

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul8,2024

What will the iPhone 17 smartphone look like: everything we know so far

Each new iPhone generation creates a wave of anticipation and rumors among Apple fans around the world. iPhone 17 was no exception, and many sources are already sharing the expected characteristics and innovations of the future model.

RBK-Ukraine (Styler project) writes about this with reference to the MacRumors website, which specializes in news and rumors and information related to Apple products.

Slim design

According to The Information, next year's new iPhone 17 model will have a “much thinner” design with an aluminum body, rather than titanium like Apple's professional models.

The news source also claims that the device will feature a narrower dynamic island, perhaps due to the fact that Apple uses smaller “metal lenses” for the Face ID system. The device's internal codename is D23, and its redesign is described as a substantial iPhone X-equivalent.

Smaller display

The first details on the device's display size came from Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu, who said it would be 6.6 inches. However, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young, it will be equipped with a 6.55-inch display.

For comparison, the iPhone 15 Plus has a 6.7-inch display. Apple is still testing different design options for the thinner phone, so the display size could always change before the device is released.

Relocated cameras

The Information claims that the iPhone 17 “Slim” will have cameras in places we haven't seen on an iPhone before. Rear cameras could be moved to the top center of the device.

Some Android phones, such as the Google Pixel 8 Pro, have rear cameras in the top center position, but Apple's iPhone camera system has always been in the top left corner since 2007 model release.

Anti-glare coating

All iPhone 17 models will feature an anti-glare display that is more scratch-resistant than Apple's ceramic shield found on the iPhone 15 models, according to Weibo Instant Digital. The exterior glass of the iPhone 17 series is said to have an “ultra-hard anti-reflective layer” that is “more scratch-resistant.”

It's unclear whether Apple plans to use the Gorilla Glass Armor that Samsung uses on its Galaxy S24 Ultra, but the description Corning's latest technology matches the rumors.

ProMotion Technology

According to The Elec, all iPhone 17 models will feature OLED displays with energy-efficient back panels, bringing ProMotion technology to a non-Pro iPhone model from Apple for the first time.

ProMotion allows the display to boost the refresh rate to 120Hz for smoother scrolling and video viewing as needed. With the help of this technology, it is possible to reduce the refresh rate to a more energy-efficient level, down to 1 Hz.

Thanks to this, the iPhone 15 Pro screens have an Always-On function that shows the clock, widgets, messages and wallpaper of the lock screen even when the device is locked.

Improved front camera

According to an Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the entire iPhone 17 lineup will feature a 24-megapixel front-facing camera with a six-element lens.

iPhone 14 and 15 feature a 12-megapixel front-facing camera with five plastic lens elements, while similar equipment is expected in the iPhone 16 line this year.

The increased resolution of the iPhone 17 will allow you to preserve the quality of photos even when cropping or zooming in, and a larger number of pixels will allow you to capture finer details. The upgrade to the six-element lens should also slightly improve image quality.

Inside Updates

Haitong analyst Jeff Pu claims that the iPhone 17 “Slim” will come with 8GB of RAM, compared to 6GB of RAM on the iPhone 15 Plus.

All future iPhone 16 models are expected to come with 8GB of RAM – the hardware requirement for local Apple Intelligence. According to The Information, the device will also be powered by Apple's A19 chip.

Higher price

The Information reports that the slimmer iPhone 17 could be priced higher than the Pro Max model, which is currently starts at $1,199, suggesting that the device will become the new flagship model in the lineup, surpassing the iPhone 17 Pro Max.

If that's the case, then maybe the iPhone Slim will end up being the iPhone Ultra, which has been rumored for several years.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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