The latest reports suggest that Apple is considering a larger version of the iPhone 8 meaning that there could potentially be three versions available.
If the report in the DigiTimes is to be believed, Samsung will be the only supplier of AMOLED panels and will therefore supply these for the new iPhone.
It is thought that the sizes available will be the 4.7 inch, 5.5 inch and the larger 5.8 inch – the one that will have AMOLED display. Our sources claim that the global shipments of this larger device will be between 60-70 million units.
Along with having a AMOLED screen, rumours are circulating that the new iPhone will have a dual-curved edged, similar to that of the S7 Edge. As yet this has been unconfirmed but there does appear to be some weight behind the story.
Reports coming out of Korea claim that Apple has ordered millions of curved plastic OLED displays from Samsung. It is believed the new displays will be used to help create a new bezel-less iPhone.
In addition to the changes in the screen, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Ku (KGI Securities) claims that the new device will have wireless charging similar to that on Apple Watches and the full glass body, if indeed this is to be the case, will help achieve faster speeds in wireless charging with ‘minimum disruption from frequency interference’.
As the iPhone 8 will be the 10th anniversary device it is fair to say that we are expecting some big things. No doubt this will mean that the rumour mill will be in full operation until the device is actually revealed.