However, a growing number of analysts and sources now believe that the iPhone Edition might just ship with a 5.8-inch flat OLED display that will just be protected by a curved 2.5D display.
In a statement to MacRumors, Wayne Lam, IHS Markit analyst, based on his research and analysis noted that “Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED design on their special iPhone model, which is analogous to the current 2.5D glass design.”
He also added that similar to LG, Apple will also make use of a new aspect ratio display in which the display will be 2x taller than its width. This new aspect ratio will allow the display to cover the entire front portion of the phone and provide more viewing area for content.
A TrendForce report from last month also claimed that Apple will not be using a curved OLED screen on the premium variant of iPhone 8. It is possible that Apple was testing an iPhone Edition prototype with a curved screen which led to rumors circulating in the first place, but it looks like the Cupertino company has changed its mind now.
Apple not going for a curved OLED screen on the iPhone Edition does make a lot of sense. While curved OLED screens look cool, they offer very little in terms of functionality. In fact, the curves can actually worsen the ergonomics of the phone since the chances of an accidental touch increases dramatically when one is trying to reach the extreme corners of the display.
Do you want Apple to use a curved OLED screen on the iPhone Edition even though it serves no purpose?[Via MacRumors]