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Nikkei confirms: Apple iPhone 8 to feature 5.8-inch OLED screen

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Nikkei confirms: Apple iPhone 8 to feature 5.8-inch OLED screen
Japanese news agency Nikkei has backed away from a previous story in which it called for the tenth-year anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 8, to carry a 5-inch OLED display. In a new report released today, the news agency said that the iPhone 8 will have the largest screen of the three new models expected to be released in 2017. Nikkei is now matching predictions made by others including KGI Securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Nikkei's new forecast is for the iPhone 8 to carry a 5.8-inch OLED screen. There will be a 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 7s and a 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7s Plus. The latter two models will continue using LCD panels. It is the same forecast made by Kuo, who also expects all new 2018 iPhone models to feature OLED panels.

The latest rumors suggest that calling the iPhone 8's screen 5.8-inches is a misnomer because only 5.1 to 5.15-inches will feature an active display. The rest of the front panel will be a "function area" that replaces the home button with a virtual replacement. That is being done to accommodate an edge-to-edge screen on the handset. In addition, KGI's Kuo says that the iPhone 8 will feature a revolutionary front-facing camera that produces 3D selfies, and provides face recognition to unlock the device and to verify identity. The face recognition feature is intended to replace Touch ID instead of relying on a fingerprint scanner.

The Nikkei added that the larger screen size will help raise the average price of an iPhone, which is currently near $700. Earlier speculation has the iPhone 8 priced at $1,000, which would make the phone a luxury item. That price could enhance the exclusivity of the device; depending on any cool new features it might sport, the anniversary edition of the iPhone could very well be a "must have" product in spite of the price.

"Consumers have grown accustomed to the usability of the iPhone and its apps, and they regularly upgrade their iPhones even if there are no major improvements in functionality."-Yasuo Nakane, senior analyst, Mizuho Securities

source: Nikkei via AppleInsider

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posted on 05 Mar 2017, 19:48 6

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 6335; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


$1000 for a phone is expensive but hardly a luxury item. Where are the gems and jewels that one do come to expect from a luxury phone.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 19:53

5. kiko007 (Posts: 4390; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


"Where are the gems and jewels that one do come to expect from a luxury phone."

I think the term "luxury" has a little bit more meaning than simply "shiny". Besides, I'm pretty sure stones would interfere with cellular service.... just a guess though.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:05 3

11. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


Apple iPhones are luxury phone, lmfaoooooo.

Yes it is a hipster phone. Hipsters junkies, thugs, dumbass idiots dummies, and illiterate buy it because it is Apple, and they buy Apple products to be different. That doesn't make it any less of a phone for everyone else.

Everyone else who is not a hipster who buys the iPhone because it has a lower learning curve and/or it just simply works. iPhone's in general don't have quite as many hardware and software issues (exceptions such as iPhone4 antenna fiasco do exist) and so many other cheap flaws, but that has everything to do with the fact that Apple controls everything about the software and limits the amount of hardware they have to program and design for.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:08

12. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


I still have my IPhone5S which I still love.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:28

19. Unordinary (Posts: 2207; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


So according to your post, seems like you own an iPhone.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:58

27. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


I love that ip5s. I wish the iP7 had the same design as the iP5. Would've loved to. I really hope ip8 has resemblance off the iP5.

Look whose here, read post #20_ #22.....

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 21:11

29. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You obsessed with him or what?

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 21:29

30. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


No Apple kid Boy, he is more like. Always mentioning me. Like he called me out on the S8 article. And how he got busted being a troll and a jerk 2 weeks ago. Which all the users agreed.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 21:46

32. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


Guess what, I was reading on the other article about homophobe. Darkkjeddi supports the gay community and P00fs. Something is not right about him. He could be himself one....? I didn't post or contribute anything. Since he did, he was so interested in the article.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 23:11

34. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


So, by your logic, not being a homophobe makes you gay? Oh wait, you don't know what logic is.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 23:47

35. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 141; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)


Majority will get it on a contract (a pricey contract) but won't stop those that shouldn't buy it from grading once their existing contract is up.

A lot people nowadays accept a monthly mobile payment (even a pricey one) as normal. Price ain't much of a barrier when spread over 24 months.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 23:53

36. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 141; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)


Also, many people buy it because it works and their marketing campaigns are effective.

A luxury item only for those that buy outright and the higher GB versions.

posted on 06 Mar 2017, 09:53 1

47. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12262; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? So if the iPhoen dosn't have so many issues, why were 58% of them failed in Q4 2016?

Why os the iPhone 6 the highest failure phone in histoiry at 29%?

Why is the iPhone 6S which was suppose ot have fixed the issues, on the board of having a 23% failure rate?

Why is it iOS 9 had the most firmware revisions vs any other mobile OS?

ake sure you unhind the facts -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_version_history

iOS 9 had 10 versions with 4 firmware revisions. 9, 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 were all full revisions. 9.3 and 9.2 all had several patches afterwards as well. All were to fix issues which Apple themselves causes with each update.

But you fans talk about updates. Android doesn't need as many updates because for one, the firmware comes fully packed with features. We dont need revisions ot add catch-up features later.

We have less need of firmware updates, because our updates tend to cause far less problems overall. Mostly because, first the update leaves Google and goes ot the OEM. The OEM hands their final package to carriers. That means 3 eyes get to see the update and fix any issues before final release. Apple has one set of eyes and they are failing badly.

Dude you suck badly. You should really be quiet.

posted on 06 Mar 2017, 10:16 1

49. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12262; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Even though I agree. you do have to understand that in many countries, do to the pricing of the iPhone and phones like the Galaxy S and Note; these phones are considered luxury items; because these people live in a country where such items are well beyond the main populous reach.

Like in the Philippines where my wife is from, the average income is $350USD per month. That's $4200 per year. The iPhone 7S Plus there costs about $43000 PHP which is about $1100USD. That would be 1 quarter of income. Whiel the S7 edge is about $35000 PHP. (Just take the number and divide by 40~45 for a estimated US cost.)

For people in Europe (some EU countries) and the USA, $1000 for a product is normal depending on what it is. We expect many electronics ot be above $1000 because they are not bought at the 100M sell points as a phone. So Tv's and computers or similar we expect should cost $1000.

But many TV's so more than phones on some level and dont cost $1000. Right?

Consider that the Galaxy S7 edge and the Note 7 cost Samsung $280 to make with all its features, what is going to be so special about this iPhone that will have less features vs the Note 7/S7 edge? LOL

That's gonna be one expensive piece of ripofff...EVER! Watch the fools stand in lines for 2 weeks prior to be first. LOL

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 19:50 2

3. tedkord (Posts: 13020; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Hey Nikkei, you know everything
That there is to do
Here's a gun, take it home
Wait by the phone
We'll send someone over
To bring you what you need
You're a one man death machine
Make this city bleed

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 21:05 1

28. peace247 (Posts: 330; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


iphone with a 5.8 inch screen.....so its basically a 7 inch tablet.

posted on 06 Mar 2017, 00:00 1

37. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 141; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)


The screen ratio is too long to be categorised as tablet.

Under 6 inch is still phablet.

posted on 06 Mar 2017, 00:53 1

41. SIGPRO (Posts: 1720; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


5.8" screen, but it will have huge bezels.....so it will be a phablet.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 19:51

4. des9301 (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Mar 2016)


I don't normally like IPhones, but this years release seems to be quite exciting. May switch from Moto to either Huawei or Apple if this years Moto flagship is a dud.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 19:57

8. jeroome86 (Posts: 1690; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Like to hear more info on this. Will video use all the screen or just the 5.1? That price is a bit up there. Just have to wait and see.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 19:57

9. drunkenjay (Posts: 982; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


i might get this after selling my 7 plus but i wont be suprised it costs more then 1.5k.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:20

16. nctx77 (Posts: 2203; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


1.5 is a little high. I can see 1.1 or 1.2 for the 256gig variant though.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:28

18. nctx77 (Posts: 2203; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


There will more than likely be two storage options for the iPhone 8. 128gigs at $1000 and 256 gigs at $1100. Prices should drop back to normal when the 8s/plus comes out in 2018(wishful thinking).

posted on 06 Mar 2017, 04:44

45. drunkenjay (Posts: 982; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


in australia it will be around 1.5k usd. my plus was around 1.5k aud here. which is around 1.1-1.2k usd

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 19:58 5

10. htcisthebest (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Copy cat of Galaxy S8 and nothing new.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:14 1

14. TechGirl90 (Posts: 193; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


How is it a copycat of the Galaxy S8 if no leaked images of the Official iPhone 8 appeared online to make that conclusion? -_-

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:19 7

15. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


Apple always copyies others.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:27 2

17. TechGirl90 (Posts: 193; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


That's true, not doubting that, but the same can also be said for any Company.

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:28 1

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And you've seen the actual device to know that?

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 20:31 2

21. nctx77 (Posts: 2203; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Two years ago, the S6 was basically an iPhone 6 with a glass back(ip4). Now it has Samsung pay(Apple pay), touched based fingerprint scanner(Touch ID). Dude just stop! All these manufacturers borrow something from each other just like any other industry!

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