Contradicting recent rumors of the iPhone 8 not featuring a curved OLED panel, the latest report from Asian publication Nikkei citing their sources suggest the handset will indeed come with a curved display. However, the curvature of the display will be smaller than what is found on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
The use of an OLED panel on the iPhone 8 has led Apple to create a new 3D Touch module that will reportedly cost $15 per piece, an increase of over 60 percent over the existing 3D Touch module. Along with the increase in the price of other components used inside the device, this will lead to a sharp increase in the total component cost for the OLED iPhone 8 for Apple.
A new report from Mac Otakara has provided more details about the new high-end iPhone 8 model that Apple will be releasing this year. Since this will be a premium model, Apple may very well call it the iPhone Edition just like it did with the Apple Watch Edition.
Apple is reportedly planning on switching to OLED panels on all variants of the iPhone by 2019. The company was keen on using OLED panels on all variants of the iPhone this year itself as per an early report, but supply issues have forced the company to use the panel only on the new 5.8-inch premium model that it will be debuting this year.
A new report from Nikkei Asian Review claims that we have heard from other sources so far: Apple will be launching three new iPhone variants this year, with the third new model featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display.
Apple has been aggressively pushing USB-C ports on its MacBook lineup. So much so, the company did not include one regular sized USB port on its 2016 MacBook Pro lineup. Now, a report from The Wall Street Journal claims that Apple will ditch the Lightning connector in favour of a USB-C port on the iPhone 8 as well.
A new report from TrendForce says that next-generation iPhone’s production volume will exceed 100 million units this year thanks to the “significant” hardware and design upgrades the three models will come with. Interestingly, the firm believes that the OLED iPhone will make up for a majority of the shipments despite it being rumored to cost upwards of $1000.
In his latest research note, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will be giving the front camera on the iPhone 8 a major upgrade. The analyst notes that the OLED variant of the iPhone 8 will feature a “revolutionary” camera in the front that will be paired with an infrared module.