Several rumors have continuously pointed out that Apple will be releasing three new iPhone models possibly during the month of September. Their names according to numerous reports are the iPhone 8 (also known as iPhone X, or the iPhone Edition), iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus. While you guys might be aware of how many variants are going to be announced this year, perhaps this latest report may shed light on additional information that might not have occurred to you.
Advanced Cameras, Flat OLED Panel and Curved Glass Said to Be Part of the New iPhone
Some reports have stated that the iPhone 8 will have a curved OLED sheet. However, a new report published by Mark Gunman and Min-Jeong Lee on Bloomberg states the following about Apple’s plans for the future.
“Apple is preparing three iPhones for launch as soon as this fall, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the-line handset with an overhauled look, according to people familiar with the matter. For the redesigned phone, Apple is testing a new type of screen, curved glass and stainless steel materials, and more advanced cameras, the people said. Those anxiously awaiting the redesigned iPhone, however, may have to wait because supply constraints could mean the device isn't readily available until one or two months after the typical fall introduction.”
Keep in mind that the report says nothing about a curved OLED panel, but a flat display that will take up a large portion of the smartphone’s front side. What will be curved is the glass on the back and front of the phone. The glass material is going to be used in order to allow wireless charging for the radically changed iPhone 8.
Removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack will need something in return and this is probably going to be the only substitute available to allow the user to charge and listen to media on their mobile device. One reason why Apple might not opt for a curved OLED panel is due to supply constraints.
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