No 'wraparound' iPhone 8 display? Apple reportedly opts for simpler flat OLED screen
by Daniel Petrov / Apr 18, 2017, 2:06 AM
OLED iPhone 8 are based on supply chain sources procuring parts for various prototypes of a special edition iPhone that are still in the EVT (Engineering Verification Testing) stage. This means that Apple still hasn't decided on the final look and feel, and is currently sourcing parts for the DVT (Design Verification Testing) stage, on which analysts are basing their memos to clients about Apple's 2017 plans. These parts include white ceramic, glass, metal, and other more or less exotic chassis materials, as well as both flexible or flat OLED screens, as well as IPS-LCD displays. They were also said to include designs with and without a Touch ID button, with face scanners, and so on.The thing is, Macotakara says, that all those analyst predictions about the
Well, the iPhone 8 "Edition" model has apparently passed the EVT stage, and is now in the DVT process, meaning that the chassis has more or less been agreed upon, and Apple has reportedly decided on a flat edge-to-edge OLED display, instead of a more complex curved one that is of dubious usefulness, save for aesthetic purposes, but requires much more extra steps and retooling of the factories to make. The glass sandwich design will be a tribute to iPhones of yesteryear, with a new stainless steel twist for the frame. Other than those tidbits, Macotakara tips that the iPhone 8 will sport a dual camera with vertically situated lenses, which will eventually be utilized for augmented reality shenanigans, based on Apple's recent investments in that realm.
A virtual home key will also make a cameo at the bottom part of the display, or, as analyst Ming Chi Kuo calls it, "the active area," but the Japanese blog hasn't heard much about where the finger scanning will go, as it was unable to confirm the rumors for an in-screen module just yet. Apple may be having trouble placing the scanner underneath the display, just like Samsung had with the S8, and opted for a rear one at the last minute. Oh, well, the idea for a wraparound iPhone 8 display was good while it lasted, but let's not forget this is all still rumors and speculations, so who knows what will happen between now and September, if Apple outs the phone then.
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posted on Apr 18, 2017, 2:14 AM 4
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At least you're honest unlike Sammy fanboys always in denial though it's obvious. Unless you're Sarcastic
posted on Apr 18, 2017, 3:06 AM 3
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Great news for Sammy. The curvesd flagships remain their exclusive and will help sell more as novelty is preserved. Also unlike past year the record sales of display for Apple phones will also boost their profits. Double win.
posted on Apr 18, 2017, 2:51 AM 6
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curved screen flagship is samsung exclusive? nope - Huawei Mate 9 Pro / Porsche Design - Blackberry Priv - Xiaomi Mi note 2 - Bluboo Edge (and lots more coming from china this year)
posted on Apr 18, 2017, 3:56 AM 6
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ifans should consider this as a blessing in disguise. Curve screens serves no purpose and just annoying more than anything.
posted on Apr 18, 2017, 3:04 AM 4
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right, apple will save curved screen for 2018's or 2019's innovation.. their user should be happy with OLED, and next year they'll happy again with curved OLED
posted on Apr 18, 2017, 3:58 AM 4
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Unless Apple finds some unforseen use to having it, it won't be added. Samsung is the company that will sell you a kitchen sink for your car. They are the Kings of useless hardware and software add-ons.
posted on Apr 18, 2017, 7:21 AM 2
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All blind followers of Apple will see the logic of curved screen if and ever apples makes one. will be called biggest innovation on this earth.....until then keep on buying the same old thing over and over and over again on exorbitant prices Please try to be atleast appreciative of innovation put forward by all the other OEMs....
posted on Apr 18, 2017, 6:12 AM 3
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Thank God!!! That stupid edge(now infinity) display is the biggest gimmick in current phones today! Samsung fanboys just knew that the iPhone would copy it this year. Samsung did to. Now they are stuck with it! There is a reason no one has copied it!
posted on Apr 18, 2017, 6:50 AM 2
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