Apple is preparing a design overhaul with its launch of iPhone 8 next year. In a similar effort, the company appears to be putting a lot of effort into ensuring that no leaves remain unturned. Incidentally, Jony Ive, the Chief Design Officer at Apple will not be designing next year’s iPhone.
Ive is reportedly less involved in the iPhone design process. Instead, he is more focused on other projects at Apple including the new spaceship campus.
‘I’ve heard that he (Jony Ive) has lately been checked out or not as directly involved with product design and that he’s been largely focused on architecture,’ said Apple expert, Jason Snell during John Gruber’s ‘The Talk Show’ podcast. ‘Meaning the spaceship capus and the new stores. And that maybe the other top-level executive who’s been working the most with Ive is Angela Arhendts,’ he added.
The 2017 iPhone will mark the 10th anniversary of iPhone. If rumours are believed to be true, the iPhone 8 could come with an all-glass body and metal frame. The company is also reportedly exploring ways to eliminate bezels and introduce OLED screens. Additionally, expert analysts speculate that the display could integrate an all front-facing part such as the FaceTime camera and the Home button.