The next Apple smartphone is still expected to be the first iPhone to furnish an OLED display, but it remains uncertain due to sourcing difficulties. New materials are rumored to feature on the iPhone 8 for quite a while.
Apple is ditching its plan to use a curved OLED display on this fall's iPhone 8, or at least that's what the latest report claims. However, the panel included will indeed come with 2.5D curved glass which is not something new in Apple iPhones. The news about the $1000 iPhone 8 limited edition is therefore not surprising and is surely credible. Though recent rumors state that the device's speculated long-range wireless charging capabilities might not debut in the upcoming smartphone anymore, Qi wireless charging technology, similar to those utilized by Samsung and LG in previous flagship devices, continues to be a compelling reason behind the iPhone 8/iPhone Edition's high price. As for the iPhone 8, its curved screen (or flat - we do not know too!) And features insane sighted in many recent rumors should land on the smart phone market that at the beginning 2018 ...
Morgan Stanley's tech analyst, Katy Huberty, has some very positive thoughts about the tenth anniversary iPhone that is expected to launch later in 2017. As for release dates, current rumors suggest the special edition device will be released later on in the year after the launch of the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. It's quick, secure and easy to use, and when combined with the new haptic home button, it makes getting into your iPhone or making purchases extremely easy.
Even if Apple goes with a "flat" OLED display, it should be OK: "Samsung will obviously have a market lead on curved AMOLED displays and they will stake their ground with a uniquely Samsung design", Wayne Lam, an analyst at IHS Markit, told me in an email. "We anticipate a touchscreen with a new longer aspect ratio design to take advantage of higher coverage area of the iPhone in its entirety", he further explained. Out of these, glass is a top contender since it will also facilitate wireless charging.
We've seen some great iOS 11 and iPhone 8 concepts before, but Masne's work here is perhaps the most intriguing we've seen yet. Curved edges fits with Apple's existing design, has two iPhone generations worth of testing, and looks good. Meanwhile, the gadget will reportedly be called the iPhone X. The change in name is supposed to signify the premium quality of the device.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone 8 would the dual-lens camera introduced in the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.