Even die-hard iPhone fans have to admit that the AMOLED displays on other phones, particularly those from Samsung, look better than the LCD screens on iPhones.
But if the rumors are true, iPhone fans may no longer need to concede bragging rights to other phone screens, as Apple is reportedly looking to use a form of OLED display on the next iPhone. Just prepare your wallet, because OLED isn't cheap.
But that's just one of the rumors we're hearing. Check out all the latest scuttlebutt surrounding Apple's next iPhone.
1. There WILL be an S model of the iPhone 7.
A Barclays report obtained by MacRumors said Apple would skip the S model this year, which has historically followed each new phone version. The report claimed Apple would instead jump directly from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 8 — or possibly even call it iPhone 10, since 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone — this year.
Now, however, it appears we should expect S models of the iPhone 7 coming later this year, with updates to the processor and a new red color option, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and the Japanese Apple blog MacOtakara, which are both highly reliable sources.
2. In addition to the new S models, Apple will sell a third "high-end" iPhone.
A report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would release a "high-end" iPhone with a larger 5.8-inch screen, compared with the iPhone 7 Plus's 5.5-inch screen. Many are calling this premium phone "the iPhone 8."
More recent reports claim the iPhone 8 will have a smaller 5.1- or 5.2-inch curved screen that will wrap around the edges of the device. It sounds like a similar design concept as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. To add more uncertainty to the mix, 9to5Mac says it'll have a 5.5-inch screen.
So, it seems certain that Apple will release a new high-end iPhone model with some radical design tweaks, but no one can decide what size screen it'll have.
3. Regardless of its display size, a growing number of analysts say the iPhone 8 actually won't feature a curved screen after all.
IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam told MacRumors in March that he anticipates "Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED design on their special iPhone model," which directly contradicted a previous report that said the high-end iPhone would feature a curved wraparound display. We're inclined to believe the flat-screen rumor.
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