July 19, 2024

Summary of the latest Apple iPhone 17 Slim rumors

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Many leaked information at the present time suggests that Apple will likely stop producing iPhone Plus in 2025 to replace it with a new model called iPhone Slim and apply to iPhone 17 Series (the successor of iPhone 17 Series). iPhone 16 Series is expected to launch in the fall of 2024). 

MacRumors even shared that the iPhone 17 Slim is expected to cost more than the iPhone 17 Pro Max and become the most advanced version in the iPhone 17 Series. Below is a summary of the latest and most notable leaked information about the iPhone 17 Slim that you need to know.

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Will iPhone 17 Slim be the iPhone model with the thinnest design ever?

According to information cited by MacRumors from The Information on May 17, 2024, iPhone 17 Slim is expected to be a leap forward in iPhone design style in 2025 with a “significantly thinner” appearance. ” compared to previous iPhone models. In addition, the product may be equipped with aluminum material for the edges instead of titanium on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

iPhone 17 Slim will likely have aluminum material for the edge of the device (illustration). Source: eSIMSTUDIO. The above source from The Information predicts that the Dynamic Island area of ​​the iPhone 17 Slim will most likely be made narrower than the iPhone 15 Series models because Apple applies smaller “metalens” technology to the Face ID system.

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iPhone 17 Slim is expected to have a Dynamic Island area with a smaller size than its predecessors (illustration). Source: MacRumors.

The author of MacRumors also shared information that the iPhone 17 Slim will have the position of the rear camera cluster changed to be in the middle of the area near the top of the device instead of the top left corner of the back (which has been applied by Apple). since the first generation iPhone launched in 2007). MacRumors commented that the camera design of the iPhone 17 Slim may be similar to Google’s approach with the Pixel 6 Series onwards (camera strip design).

iPhone 17 Slim is expected to have a change in the position of the rear camera cluster (illustration). Source: TudoCelular. Although the thin and light design may make the iPhone 17 Slim attractive to some users, I personally think the opposite.

The reason is because the thin and light appearance will somewhat make the product more fragile, lack of space to dissipate heat for the internal components (which can affect the life of the components) and especially the duration. Battery usage will likely decrease (Apple can hardly equip a high-capacity battery for a thin and light device like the iPhone 17 Slim). I am concerned that the durability and battery life of the iPhone 17 Slim will be affected if the device is designed too thin (illustration). Source: TudoCelular.

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The iPhone 17 Slim screen will be favored with many new technologies

Besides changing the overall size, camera cluster design and Dynamic Island, the iPhone 17 Slim’s screen will also have differences compared to previous iPhone models.

First about the screen size, MacRumors cited information on May 6, 2024 from Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu that the iPhone 17 Slim will have a 6.6-inch screen. However, on the same day, analyst Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) reported that the device will have a 6.55 inch screen. For you to easily visualize and compare, the iPhone 15 Plus and iPhone 15 Pro Max both have a screen size of 6.7 inches.

The author of MacRumors predicts that Apple may be testing many different designs for the iPhone 17 Slim, so the device’s screen size will always change from now until the product’s official launch.

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iPhone 17 Slim will most likely be equipped with a 6.6-inch screen (illustration). Source: AppleHub.

The final difference in the iPhone 17 Slim’s screen compared to previous generations is expected to be the anti-reflective layer. According to leaked information collected by MacRumors on March 19, 2024, all iPhone 17 models (possibly including iPhone 17 Slim) will likely have anti-reflective and scratch-resistant screens. than Ceramic Shield on the iPhone 15 Series. The author of MacRumors predicts that Apple is planning to apply Corning’s Gorilla Glass Armor technology that Samsung equips the Galaxy S24 Ultra model.

Besides, the iPhone 17 Slim will likely be equipped with a screen with ProMotion 120 Hz high-frequency scanning technology similar to the iPhone 13 Pro Series onwards. Interestingly, a source from The Elec on February 27, 2024 showed that all versions of the iPhone 17 Series will have OLED screens with LTPO (Low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) technology that can save electricity. function, automatically adjusts the scan frequency from 1 Hz – 120 Hz. MacRumors site commented that this may be the first time Apple has equipped ProMotion technology for all iPhone versions instead of just the Pro version.

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It is expected that all versions of the iPhone 17 Series (highly likely including the iPhone 17 Slim) will be equipped with ProMotion technology (illustration). Source: Geeky Gadgets.

In my opinion, the anti-reflective coating of the iPhone 17 Slim screen is expected to be the most notable highlight and future iPhone users will have a better display experience.

The reason is because in a comparison test of display quality between the iPhone 15 and Galaxy S24 Ultra screens from account X (Twitter) Ice Universe , Apple’s current latest iPhone model does not have anti-reflection capabilities. as good as the representative from Samsung. The iPhone 15’s screen (above) does not have a light-reflective layer like the Galaxy S24 Ultra. Source: X (Twitter) Ice Universe account.

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iPhone 17 Slim configuration parameters

In addition to design and screen factors, the configuration parameters of the iPhone 17 Slim are also something many users are interested in. According to leaked information up to now, the expected configuration parameters of the device are as follows:

  • Screen: Size 6.6 inches (or 6.55 inches), OLED panel, ProMotion 120 Hz technology.
  • CPU: Apple A19.
  • RAM: 8 GB (possibly higher).
  • Front camera: 24 MP.
  • Telephoto camera: 48 MP.
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iPhone 17 Slim is expected to be equipped with Apple A19 processor chip and 8 GB RAM capacity (illustration). Source: CanalTech.

I think the most notable factor in the leaked configuration parameters of the iPhone 17 Slim will be the RAM capacity when the product is expected to have 8 GB RAM (or higher), according to information from MacRumors.

The reason is because the artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by Apple (named Apple Intelligence) requires the device hardware to have a RAM capacity of 8 GB or more (this explains the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15). Plus cannot use Apple Intelligence as this product duo only has 6 GB RAM).

Apple Intelligence (artificial intelligence system developed by Apple) requires device RAM capacity of 8 GB or more. Source: Apple.

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When will iPhone 17 Slim launch?

Currently, leaked information about the official launch date of the iPhone 17 Slim has not been revealed, but we can predict based on the launch timeline of previous iPhone generations:

  • iPhone 13 Series launched in September 2021.
  • iPhone 14 Series launched in September 2022.
  • iPhone 15 Series launched in September 2023.
  • iPhone 16 Series is expected to launch in September 2024.

Thus, I expect the iPhone 17 Slim in particular and the iPhone 17 Series in general to be launched in September 2025.

I predict the iPhone 17 Slim will be released in September 2025 (illustration). Source: TheConcept.

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How much does iPhone 17 Slim cost?

According to sources from The Information site, the iPhone 17 Slim is expected to have a higher price than the Pro Max model (possibly iPhone 17 Pro Max). If this information is correct, I predict that the iPhone 17 Slim will most likely be the most advanced version of the iPhone 17 Series (can even replace the Pro Max version) with a more expensive price of 1,199 USD (this is also the starting price of iPhone 15 Pro Max 256 GB memory version at the time of launch).

However, we cannot rule out the possibility that the iPhone 17 Slim will just be a replacement for the iPhone Plus line, so the expected price of the product may be easier, possibly similar to the iPhone 15 Plus model at the time. launch point (price from 899 USD for 128 GB memory version).

I hope for a more affordable price for the iPhone 17 Slim when the product is officially launched (illustration). Source: MacRumors. So what do you expect from iPhone 17 Slim? Please complete the voting chart below to express your opinion.

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