Apple iPhone with OLED curved display could launch next year: Report

Apple iPhone 8 might just come with an OLED curved display in 2017, says a new report.

By: Tech Desk | Published:November 29, 2016 12:14 pm
Apple, Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 OLED, iPhone 8 OLED display, Apple iPhone 8 rumours, iPhone 8 curved display, Apple 2017 iPhone, iPhone 8 new features Apple iPhone 8 will come with a curved OLED display, says a new report. (Source: AP)

Apple iPhone 8 might just come with an OLED curved display in 2017, says a new report in Wall Street Journal. The reports that Apple will drastically change the design and specifications of the iPhone in 2017 have been doing the rounds for some time and it was reported earlier that Apple will ditch the LCD panel for an OLED one. Now Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has asked its suppliers to bump up production of OLED and give prototype screens better than the ones from Samsung.

The report points out that since OLED displays are a lot more expensive, the new iPhone could also come with a higher price tag. According to the report, Apple is testing “more than 10 prototypes” of the new iPhone. While Apple will rely on Samsung for the OLED supply given that the South-Korean firm is the largest manufacturer of these, it also wants “LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp to ramp up production” for 2018, adds the report.

Apple iPhone 8 won’t just feature a change in display and design, but will also see the introduction of wireless charging as well. According to a well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, iPhone 8 users will be able to charge the phone’s battery using a wireless charging system similar to the one on Apple Watches and it will offer faster speeds.

An earlier report on BGR claimed that the iPhone 8 wireless charging will be entirely cable-free and different from what other manufacturers are offering.

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Kuo in another report said the iPhone 8 will come in bezel-less OLED version and there will a 5.2-inch size as well along and that there could be a 5.8-inch version as the new flagship. Apple will also make OIS feature standard on both the wide-angle and telephoto lens in 2018, according to reports.

More importantly Apple will ditch the aluminium chassis for a glass body, and the tenth anniversary iPhone is expected to be slimmer and thinner compared to the earlier devices.