Apple is thought to be planning a major iPhone overhaul for the handset’s 10th anniversary next year. According to a new report out of Asia, it will be the first iPhone to rip off Samsung’s popular curved glass designs.
Samsung gets a lot of hate for copying Apple’s first iPhones, but boy how the tables could turn in 2017. According to yet another report, the iPhone 8’s new OLED display will be curved on both sides — just like the Galaxy S7 edge’s.
We’ve been waiting for Samsung to launch a new smartphone with a flexible, wraparound display ever since the Korean company began showing off its new technology at trade shows like CES. But it may need to move a little faster if it wants to be the first to market with this new form factor.
A new Apple patent published today by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office shows the Cupertino company has been also experimenting with wraparound displays for the iPhone, which provide a more rounded form factor not too dissimilar to that of the fourth- and fifth-generation iPod nanos.