KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed in his latest report that Apple will be giving the iPhone due to be unveiled in 2017 a a major redesign. The company will be ditching its current aluminium chassis in favor of an all-glass body. It will also replace the IPS LCD on the handset with an AMOLED screen.
A report from The Korea Herald indicates that Samsung’s Display arm will start supplying Apple with OLED display panels from 2017. The Cupertino company has awarded Samsung with a $2.59 billion deal, with the latter supplying the Cupertino company with 100 million 5.5-inch OLED panels yearly.
Apple May Launch 5.8-Inch AMOLED iPhone with iPhone 4-like Design Featuring Curved Glass Casing and Screen in 2017
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a good track record when it comes to Apple related product rumors, expects Apple to launch a redesigned iPhone in 2017, which will adopt a structural design similar to the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.
Citing production volumes, a report from ET News claims that Samsung is all set to supply Apple with the majority of OLED panels for the iPhone due to be unveiled in 2017. Samsung is estimated to supply Apple will around 50 percent of the total OLED panels, with around 70-80% panels being supplied by the company for the first few iPhones.
Claims that Apple will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack for iPhone 7 have been backed up by a picture that purportedly provides us with an early glimpse at Apple’s new Lightning-compatible EarPods.
Rumors about Apple offering the iPhone 7 Plus in a 256GB storage option have made the rounds of the internet a few times. In recent times, two major developments in the NAND industry does seem to indicate that rumors of Apple planning on offering a 256GB storage variant for the iPhone 7 Plus are likely true.
Some alleged renders of the iPhone 7 chassis have been leaked by one of the sources of Nowhereelse.fr. As rumors have pointed out so far, the iPhone 7 will sport a design similar to the current generation iPhones, minus the antenna lines and with some minor ergonomic tweaks here and there.