Many tech analysts expect that Apple's upcoming anniversary edition iPhone 8 scheduled for launch on 2017 will come with a unique OLED curved screen. The iPhone 7 together with the 7 Plus just debuted only in September, but the rumors are already circulating about the Apple iPhone 8 that is to be released next year. The successor to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which may be called the iPhone 8, could be a more noticeable departure from the existing iPhone’s design.
Apple's 2017 iPhone Smartphone Will Have Curved Screen
Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Apple's very own iPhone since the very first release phone on 2007. According to The Verge, Apple’s 2017 iPhone would include an OLED display and the lineup will include three devices: two 5.5-inch models differentiated by their displays, and a 4.7-inch model. The larger models may include dual cameras.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, An iPhone with a curved screen could be on store shelves as soon as next year.
An iPhone with a curved screen could be on store shelves as soon as next year [but] Apple may decide not to release the model because it is one of more than 10 prototypes being considered.
The Nikkei Asian Review made the same suggestion in August, stating then that the display would curve in at the edges.
There will be a 4.7-inch model, another that will be 5.5-inches and a premium handset that will be either 5.5-inches or larger equipped with a screen bent on the two sides.
However, as per 9to5 Mac, the company may be considering a considerable bump in resolution alongside the curve. One of the many reasons that Apple may plan to restrict OLED to a relatively small proportion of iPhones on 2017 is because it is hoping to use non-Samsung suppliers for the display panels. We all know that Samsung leads the way in OLED technology at present.
Expected Price Of The Curved Scren iPhone
Such screens have gained popularity with televisions, as curved screens allow for better picture viewing from different angles. However, OLED screens are also more expensive to produce, and adding the technology to iPhone would likely increase the smartphone’s price tag, according to Silicon Beat.
Analysts estimate that the additional manufacturing cost of an OLED iPhone could be up to $50, a level that would likely lead to Apple seeking to recoup the cost through a higher retail price for that model.