Revolutionary iPhone 8 Rumored to Feature Flat Display, Despite Continuous ‘Curved Display’ Reports


Apple’s 10th-year anniversary iPhone has been rumored to be called ‘iPhone Edition’ but to properly differentiate, rumors are also calling it the iPhone 8. With past rumors claiming time and time again that the flagship will be touting a curved OLED panel, in comes a brand new rumor to bury the rest, suggesting that the smartphone will come shipped with a flat display.

Instead of a Curved OLED Panel, the iPhone 8 Is Expected to Feature a 2.5D Glass Covering a Major Portion of the Front Side

It is not entirely a flat display that we see on entry-level smartphones, but in contrast to the OLED curved panels, the sides are not going to be rounded as we have seen on several devices.

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IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam via MacRumors said the following regarding the adoption of a flat display on the upcoming iPhone 8.

“We anticipate Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED design on their special iPhone model, which is analogous to the current 2.5D glass design. Much like the recently announced LG G6, we anticipate a touchscreen with a new longer aspect ratio design to take advantage of the higher coverage area of the iPhone in its entirety. This new design language is expected to become the trend for 2017, as we all anticipate Samsung's reveal later this month.”

OLED panels can easily be bent into shape and transform them into bearing curved form factors but it is possible that due to design problems, Apple might have decided to switch back to 2.5D glass. As a reminder, the California-based giant tests out multiple prototypes before deciding on one that is easier to make and gets a boatload of features in the mix, so a curved OLED panel might not be on the cards this soon. You should, however, take this rumor with a pinch of salt for now.

There have been several rumors in the past that continue to prattle about the glorious curved OLED display, so we will wait for more reports to come through before we can provide our final verdict on the matter.

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