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.
While this year’s iPhone is likely to look a lot like the iPhone 6s (and the iPhone 6), we’re anticipating a much more substantial refresh next fall. Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has predicted Apple will introduce a new “all-glass” design.
Countless reports have also promised Apple’s first OLED smartphone displays, and some even say they will be curved — just like Samsung’s. Now IHS Technologies analyst Kevin Wang is backing up those claims after speaking with sources in Apple’s supply chain.
Wang reports that the iPhone’s cover glass will wrap around the left and right sides of the device, giving the appearance that it has no bezels on either side.
Wang’s latest post on Chinese social network Weibo comes just a day after he revealed Apple will finally ditch the 16GB storage option for this year’s iPhone 7 series, making 32GB of storage the minimum.
Many believed curved smartphone displays were little more than a gimmick just a few years ago — and some still do. But Samsung has seen incredible demand for its Galaxy edge devices, which has helped its smartphone sales bounce back.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the iPhone 8 will have a curved display. Apple has also patented smartphones with flexible, wraparound screens. But it’s still a little difficult to imagine the company going down this route.