People are still backing adult to obstacle a code new iPhone 7, though that won’t stop anyone from speculating about next year’s iPhone. Why so early? Well, 2017 outlines a iPhone’s 10th birthday, so Apple is reportedly gearing adult to make a anniversary book additional special.
We’ll keep lane of a latest rumors and how trustworthy they are, and we’ll put them in one mark (this one!) so we can bookmark this couple and only cocktail on over when we wish to review a latest.
If we upheld on a iPhone 7 to wait for a iPhone 8—or whatever name Apple decides to use—it sounds like subsequent year’s phone could be a pattern modernise we were watchful for. Just don’t pattern a headphone jack to return.
What’s a latest?
The rumor: Apple might take a page from a possess book and recover an iPhone 8 with a potion front and back, identical to a iPhone 4 and 4s. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will, of course, be incomparable than those models, that were 3.5 inches. KGI Securities researcher Ming-Chi Kuo, who always has low discernment into Apple’s supply chain, likely that Apple will make lower-priced models with aluminum surrounding and some-more costly versions with immaculate steel. The potion would give a phone a silken look, like a popular jet black iPhone 7, though be reduction disposed to knicks and scratches than a brushed aluminum.
Plausible? Yes. It’s all about a sourcing: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo is typically spot-on when it comes to Apple hardware changes. It’s probable that Apple is basing destiny pattern decisions on a success of a jet black iPhone 7, that is now sole out by December. According to a KGI report, 30–35 percent of preorders were for a jet black indication worldwide, and in China that commission was higher—45–50 percent.
An OLED arrangement during last?
The rumor: So far, Apple has hold on to LCD displays, that isn’t a bad thing—the LCD arrangement on a iPhone 7 is just as good as a competition’s OLED screens. But Apple is reportedly in talks with Sharp to be one of a categorical suppliers of OLED displays to use in subsequent year’s iPhones. According to Bloomberg, Apple wants to variegate a OLED sourcing so it has mixed options. Sharp is investing $566 million in OLED prolongation factories that will start churning out displays by subsequent June.
Plausible? Yep. The destiny is OLED, since a record is some-more stretchable than LCD and would concede Apple to make a iPhone bezel razor-thin and pierce a home symbol to a arrangement itself. There are other applications done probable by switching to OLED screens, and we’re certain Apple is exploring those for a destiny phone.