Right now the rumors about Apple’s 2017 iPhones are going wild. We had heard a report from last month that suggested that the iPhone 8 would have a curved OLED display, but a subsequent report rubbished those claims. However it turns out that maybe the truth could be somewhere in the middle.
According to a report from Nikkei (via 9to5Mac), it seems that the iPhone 8 will indeed sport a curved OLED display. However its curves won’t be quite as extreme as Samsung’s “Edge” smartphones, but instead it will be a gentler design. However these curves are said to be purely for aesthetic reasons as they offer up no new functionality, so don’t expect any of those functions that Samsung has offered its Galaxy S7 Edge users.
The report reads, “The curve will be gentler than screens in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. This is partly due to the challenges of making curved glass covers to match screens, according to the source. While the curved screen will allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches and make the iPhone even sleeker, it will not offer significant new functions, the person said.”
It should be noted that right now, the rumors are suggesting that we might have three iPhone models this year. There will be the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8 which is the tenth anniversary edition that is said to come with all the bells and whistles. Take it with a grain of salt for now as we still have quite a long way to go before these phones are officially announced.
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