Next year is said to be a big, busy year for Apple, with a major redesign planned for the “iPhone 8.”
iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors
In his latest note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will be launching three new models of the iPhones in 2017. The analyst expects that Apple will be seeing “unprecedented” demand for new iPhones in 2017, with the handsets surpassing the sales record set by the iPhone 6 in 2014.
As it stands right now, one of the more common rumors regarding Apple’s 2017 iPhone plans suggests the company will launch three new handsets.
In his latest note issued to investors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities says that he expects all variants of the 2017 iPhone to feature an all-glass design to facilitate wireless charging. As per his sources, Pegatron is going to be the exclusive supplier of wireless chargers for Apple for next year.
Next year’s iPhones are said to come in a few varieties, at least three, with two of those models reportedly featuring a dual-camera setup on the back.
Kuo: 5.8-inch iPhone 8 with OLED Display to Have Smaller 5.1″ to 5.2″ Active Touchscreen Area For ‘Specific Design Purposes’
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new note clarifying the confusion surrounding the display sizes of the 2017 iPhones. The reputable analyst notes that the OLED iPhone that Apple will be launching next year will feature a 5.8-inch display size.
At this point, it is all but given that Apple is considering using OLED displays on the next-generation iPhone 8. Multiple reports have suggested that the company will be using the OLED display on the larger 5.5-inch Plus model of the phone, which might also feature curved edges and a bezel-less design similar to the Galaxy S7 edge.
Expectations for next year’s iPhone lineup are high, and analysts are obviously keen on stoking that fire quite a bit.
According to recent rumors, Apple will make its smartphone displays even larger for next year’s iPhone 8 series, but reduce the size of the displays around the screen so that the handset’s footprint isn’t that much bigger. But do you want a larger iPhone display?
Two Barclays analyst are claiming that the iPhone 8 will feature a bezel-less design. The analysts, Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn, have made these claims citing supply chain sources that they spoke to on their recent trip to Asia.