When the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were revealed earlier this year, Apple improved on several features and added a few more. Despite these alterations, the public backlashed the company for incorporating very few aesthetic changes. It now looks as if the Cupertino-based tech giant is holding out until the iPhone 8 to make physical changes.
One feature that competitor Samsung has over Apple is that its display is arguably brighter and sharper than the iPhone. This may not be a valid point for long, however, as TechnoBuffalo reports a curved OLED display is making its way to the iPhone 8. This move would change the look and feel of the iPhone as the public has known it for years.
Apple's incorporation of OLED display technology is not new to the market. However, the publication claims that unlike previous reports stated, both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus will sport the new screens. Furthermore, Samsung is expected to supply each of the units.
The OLED display on the upcoming anniversary iPhone is also estimated to come with a curved design, much like the Galaxy S7 from Samsung. This is because the order is reportedly for plastic OLED and not glass. The introduction of these screens to the Apple handset should also improve the battery life of the device.
As BGR adds, the curved display will also allow Apple to take advantage of sensing technology. The S7 reacts differently when the user touches the edges of its display and it is possible for the Cupertino-based company to employ this same feature to the iPhone 8. However, nothing has been confirmed at this point.
The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus is expected to be unveiled sometime in the latter part of 2017. Most likely, Apple will hold an event in September to properly mark its 10 years in the smartphone industry. Undoubtedly, the entire tech world will be watching to see what the company has in its plans.