So, if you've been following the grapevine lately, you've probably heard some chatter about the upcoming iPhone 16. Every year, we eagerly anticipate what the wizards at Apple have up their sleeves for their next-gen iPhone. Today, I've got some juice on what's (not) brewing inside the iPhone 16.
According to our trusted source, Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities (who always seems to have his ear to the ground when it comes to Apple rumors), Apple has decided not to use resin coated copper (RCC) foil for the iPhone 16’s logic board. "Now, what in the world is RCC?", you might ask. Let's break it down!
Why Consider RCC in the First Place?
RCC is a nifty piece of technology that can shrink the thickness of the mainboard. In simpler terms, it's like going on a tech diet to save some precious space inside your phone. Moreover, without the pesky fiberglass, the drilling process becomes smoother, a win-win right?
So, Why the RCC Hesitation for iPhone 16?
Every rose has its thorn, and RCC isn't exempt. The material, although beneficial in several ways, is somewhat fragile. If you've ever had that heart-stopping moment when your iPhone slips out of your hand (we've all been there), you'll appreciate Apple's concerns. RCC, as it stands, hasn't been faring well in drop tests. We wouldn't want our shiny new iPhone 16 to be more prone to damages, would we?
A Glimmer of Hope for iPhone 17?
Here's where things get exciting. Apple is reportedly in talks with Ajinomoto, the leading supplier for RCC. The plan? Improve RCC's characteristics. If they can pull this off by the third quarter of 2024, then the glamorous iPhone 17 might just have RCC gracing its insides.
Wrapping It Up!
While the iPhone 16 might be taking a pass on RCC for now, tech evolution is all about trial, error, and relentless improvement. If Apple and Ajinomoto can wave their magic wands, iPhone 17 might just bring this tech into the limelight.
So, here's to awaiting the iPhone 16 and hoping for even more exciting advancements with the iPhone 17. Stay tuned, and as always, keep your tech passion burning bright!