Will it get a curved OLED display?
The 10th anniversary iPhone is rumored to come with a radical new design and a bunch of new features. The 7S and 7S Plus will likely look the same as the current iPhone 7, but with bolstered insides and maybe some new fun improvements to Siri.
In iPhone 8 latest news and updates, a key new feature of the highly-anticipated tenth-anniversary iPhone will be an OLED display, but this would be no ordinary OLED display, rather a curved OLED display.
It is said that the reports saying about curved screen are actually referring to the 2.5D cover glass. The news about the $1000 iPhone 8 limited edition is therefore not surprising and is surely credible.
Apple's iPhone 8 is a regular feature of the rumor mill.
Consumers really don't care: "I don't think the average consumer understands LCD Vs. OLED so I don't think it will hurt them", Ryan Reith, an analyst at IDC, told me this week in an email exchange. While several previous reports had tipped the use of a curved OLED display on the iPhone 8, a new report indicates Apple will go with a flat implementation instead. It will have a separate Function Area beneath the display, which replaces the physical Home Button.
Apple is rumored to be contemplating to release a 5.8-inch iPhone in 2017 to give tough competition to other OEMs. Using a flat OLED display will cost considerably less according to Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate. Apple could also reportedly offer the wireless charging accessories separately. The other - the one that's expected to come on iPhone Edition - is 2.5D, and the curvature is on the edge of the glass, as visible in the image above. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone X is launched into the tech-verse, Gene Munster - divvying insights from his new research-driven, venture capital firm Loup Ventures - sees not only a rising desire for users to upgrade, but high interest in the air for augmented reality (AR).
Meanwhile, with the said screen template, LG was able to achieve an ergonomically friendly device and this has been LG G6's selling point when it was revealed during the Mobile World Congress last month.
What remains an open question, though, is how Apple intends to maintain/grow iPhone demand following the potentially upcoming "super cycle". While a handful of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, are reporting the device will have a curved screen, a growing number of industry analysts are speculating otherwise - Securities analyst Ming-Chi Ku and analyst Wayne Lam have both dismissed the notion of a curved screen.