Rumors of “IPhone 8” point out that at least one of the models that will be presented in 2017 have an OLED screen. There is also a chance that the screens of the next devices will be curved, as well as the possibility that they will have an entire glass finish. Putting these rumors together and adding a few more details, the The Korea Herald reported that upcoming OLED iPhones will have curved screens and possibly a new touch technology.
According to the Korean website, Ma would use an OLED curved screen type similar to those used by Samsung in its newer smartphone lines, which were already considered the best in the market. Anonymous sources asserted that the novelty, however, would be OLED screens made of plastic instead of glass.
The OLED version of the new iPhone will be curved by the fact that Apple has ordered non-glass plastic OLED screens from Samsung Display. Samsung is able to deliver just under 100 million OLED curved display units to Apple.
As previously mentioned, it is possible that both Samsung, LG and Sharp will provide this type of curved screen to Ma. However, these two are believed to contribute only from 2018, while Sammy It will be able to offer them by 2017. As the only supplier next year, maybe the stocks of these next iPhones will be halved (typically, 200 million units a year are manufactured). For “normal” models (LCD, no curves), supplies continue to come from LG and Japan Display.
Some sources also claim that LG would be working to provide “folding” screens for both Apple and Google and Microsoft. As Samsung has come up with this concept before, the fight may be good in 2018. Still, the site reports that iPhones would not be foldable, but to differentiate themselves from future models, they would have a new touch-sensitive technology that would allow them to touch. in any corner of the device; however, there is no evidence that Ma would really adopt this.
There is so much bankruptcy around this 2017 handset that I no longer know what to believe. 🙄
(via MacRumors: 1, 2)