One of the popular rumors about the iPhone 8 is that Apple is expected to adopt a curved OLED display. In fact a recent report from Bloomberg has hinted at just that. It won’t be as curved as the Galaxy S8’s display, but it will be curved to a certain degree that will apparently allow it to give off the illusion of a handset with a full screen.

However a new report from Macotakara has suggested otherwise (via AppleInsider). According to the report, it has been suggested that Apple could ultimately adopt a flat OLED screen as opposed to the 2.5D curved display that was previously rumored. Note that this clearly contradicts earlier rumors, but apparently there is a reason for this.

It seems that Apple was testing out various prototypes and did source components for these prototypes, which might have prompted the rumors of a curved iPhone in the first place. The report goes on to claim that Apple is in the stages of finalizing the design specifications of the iPhone 8, with the design reportedly making it through the engineering validation testing stage.

In any case given that Apple has unsurprisingly kept mum through all these rumors, it’s hard to say who is right and who is wrong, especially most of the rumors have come from credible sources who have had pretty good track records in the past, but either way it’s probably best taken with a grain of salt.

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