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Apple’s new iPhone for next year is widely expected to be a radical departure from the existing aluminium and glass design. A report from the Korea Herald indicates that the new display in next year’s major new phone, currently dubbed iPhone 8 by the rumor mill, will be a plastic OLED panel that curves ‘all over’.
This report reaffirms the idea of Apple introducing three new phones in 2017: one flagship OLED-display device and two less-radical models (iPhone 7s?) that resemble the existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
It’s not clear whether the plastic OLED panel is what users of the phone would feel or if the plastic part is then covered with a glass layer on the iPhone 8. Apple has relied on Corning ‘Gorilla Glass’ in all iPhones to date with glass displays typically considered as more premium than plastic materials.
Curved glass is also used on the current iPhone and Apple Watch at the edges, so it’s not clear why Apple would opt for a plastic OLED display with the 2017 model. The Herald indicates that the component is being manufactured by Samsung Display.
“The OLED version of the new iPhone will all be curved as Apple ordered all plastic OLED — not glass — from Samsung Display. Samsung is capable of supplying a little less than 100 million units of curved OLED displays to Apple,” a source familiar with the matter told The Korea Herald.
Previous reporting suggests that the iPhone 8 display will be ‘all-glass’ with the OLED panel wrapping around the sides of the chassis. Details are murky but the Touch ID Home Button is also expected to be integrated into the screen to make the new iPhone almost bezel-less.
KGI has said before that the iPhone 8 will adopt wireless charging, although the charger might be an additional purchase rather than included in the box. The Korea Herald says that Apple is also considering new ‘sensing technology’ that allows the device to respond when the user touches any side of the device, not just the main face touchscreen.
The flagship premium model for 2017 will be the iPhone 8 with curved OLED display, however there will also be minor revisions to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These will likely include internal component upgrades and be positioned as cheaper options, which may allow the iPhone 8 to be priced more expensively than in years past. The report says that these ‘iPhone 7s’ phones will continue to use flat LCD display panels.
According to Barclays Research analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O’Malley and Jerry Zhang, Apple’s next-generation iPhone, which is expected to be called the iPhone 8, could ship with a larger screen and a curved, bezel-less design.
Citing sources within Apple’s supply chain, the analysts revealed that borderless design will enable the firm to pack a 5-inch display in the iPhone 8 and a 5.8-inch panel in the iPhone 8 Plus, while maintaining the same size and form factor as the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
“iPhone 8 design didn’t sound 100% locked down but we believe the move is to a bezel-less design with screen sizes getting larger and curved edges in the original envelope. The IP8 moves to 5″ (from 4.7″) and the Plus moves to 5.8″ (from 5.5″),” writes the analysts in a memo obtained by Business Insider.
It’s also believed that the iPhone 8 Plus will be Apple’s first smartphone to feature an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen that will spill over the sides, creating an edge-to-edge touch surface that’s similar to the one on board Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S7 edge.
“By using a plastic OLED screen, the screen can bend at the edges to allow a curved bezel-less edge,” the analysts wrote. They then went on to add that they expect most of the panels to be produced by Samsung and LG as Foxconn-owned Sharp is still working to get its factories up and running.
This news comes a few months after KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s arguably one of the most accurate voices on Apple’s future products, predicted that the Cupertino company will launch a 5.8-inch iPhone with a curved OLED display and glass casing in 2017.
It’s important to bear in mind that the information included in this report is far from confirmed, so it should be taken with a considerable pinch of salt. That said, Apple’s rumored to be planning a major redesign for its 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone, so we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of it packing a curved screen.