As we are nearing the end of 2016, more and more surprises regarding the iPhone 8 just keep popping up. And this time, it is further evidence of a possible 3rd iPhone 8 model which is reported to feature a 5-inch display.
About The 3rd iPhone 8
According to the report, an unidentified but reliable source has leaked information that Apple is working on a 3rd iPhone model which features a 5-inch display and a dual-lens rear camera that is similar to the iPhone 7 Plus. Just a few days ago, there was a leak about an iPhone 8 model that was codenamed as 'Ferrari" and is said to be the premium model or the supposedly rumored flagship smartphone of the 2017 iPhone series. About whether the iPhone 8 'Ferrari' and the 5-inch screen iPhone model are one, there is solid evidence to support the claim.
However, fans and critics are saying that there is a high possibility that these 2 Apple models could be one. As to why the iPhone 7 is said to be the predecessor of the iPhone 8 because the iPhone 7 features a 4.7-inch screen. On the other hand, the iPhone 7 Plus is believed to be the predecessor of the iPhone 8 Plus, because it features a 5.5-inch screen, making the iPhone 8 Ferrari bear the 5-inch display. These are only speculations, but it is the popular belief and the conclusion made by many.
Rumor Mill Regarding The Display Specs Of The 3 iPhone 8 Models
First, for its screen type, it was initially believed that the iPhone 8 will and iPhone 8 Plus will feature an OLED display. And on the other hand, the iPhone 8 Pro (its popular name at that time by tech enthusiasts) or Ferrari was believed to feature AMOLED display. A few weeks later, it was changed that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will only have LCD displays, while the iPhone 8 Ferrari will have OLED display.
Next, for its screen size, it was first speculated that the iPhone 8 will have a 4.7-inch with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while the iPhone 8 Plus will have a 5.5-inch screen with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440. As for the iPhone 8 Ferrari, it was rumored to feature the same screen resolution of the iPhone 8 Plus, but both its screen size and body size was said to be smaller than that of the iPhone 8. But of course, with no evidence or leaks to back it up, it was quickly dismissed and not taken seriously.
Now, though there are new hints suggesting that Apple is working on a 5-inch screen iPhone, it is still anybody's guess whether which among the 3 iPhone models will feature the 5-inch screen display. Hopefully, more leaks regarding the 3rd iPhone will come out, so that people can at least differentiate which iPhone model features the 4.7, 5, and 5.5-inch screen display. All we can do is wait for future leaks and evidence.
And lastly for the screen-to-body ratio of the iPhone 8 models, there is no specific number for it yet. All we know is that it is said to feature an edge-to-edge panel. Perhaps it could be 99 percent?