Latest Apple iPhone 8 rumor claims new 5.2" display size, radical new wrap-around design


It is no secret that after three years of the same design for iPhones, Apple is planning to shake things up next year with a radical change in the looks and feel of the upcoming 10th edition of the iPhone, expected to be called the iPhone 8.

Apple is long said to have been looking at AMOLED screen technology, but the latest rumor finally shines some light on how exactly: Apple is expected to upgrade its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next year, but in an iterative way, due to shortage of AMOLED panels and other considerations. The more dramatic change is expected to come in the form of a third device with a completely new design with a wrap-around display.

This third iPhone, the speculated AMOLED-based iPhone 8, is said to have an active area of 5.1 to 5.2 inches, a sweet middle spot that has been sorely lacking in Apple's lineup. Interestingly, while the front of the screen is expected to be 5.2 inches, the whole display panel will wrap around the body of the phone and measure a total of 5.8 inches in diagonal.

Mysterious? Absolutely, and we ourselves do not have a proper visualization of this rumored change.

What we do know is that the rumor comes from KGI Securities, the company that employs famed Apple leaker with a great track record Ming-Chi Kuo. Even if this rumor does not play out fully (and let's not forget that it's still too early for substantial leaks and rumors), chances are that Apple is actively exploring this idea.


source: 9to5Mac

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20 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Quoting: 'Xiaomi Mi Mix is sometimes quoted as one design that might be similar to Apple's upcoming iPhone 8' NO WAY iPhoneArena! It's the other way around. iPhone 8 may look similar to Xiaomi Mi Mix, which came out earlier than Apple's new design. FACT.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, that No name Mi Max crap is a concept phone sold in limited quantities first of all. Secondly, it does not have a wrap around display explained in this rumor.

19. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I'm complaining about the grammar. Read my quote once more.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

NO WAY!!! that's because Apple invent everything everything... apple even invent innovation itself...

20. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

And the Xiaomi Mi Mix looks similiar/nearly identical to the sharp aquos crystal

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

So, today is the iphone8 display rumor day? Nice!

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! That's what iPhone 7 should've been, eh?

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

G'Day! (Old man, forgive me for forgetting such a vital part of my posts).

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My body is ready.

7. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

ready to dump iPhone 7 already? can't blame you if it got too boring too quickly

13. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Loool.. Killed him there!

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's what she said about you.

6. TBomb

Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Totally Radical bruhh!!!!!

8. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

WON'T happen.. it will be a edge like the note 7 or gs7 edge and put a touch bar

10. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Apple doesn't copy anything Samsung does...you got it twisted.....

14. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Is it really true that apple will put a touchbar on the iphone 8?

9. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

beautiful...can't wait..OLED!

12. handsomparis

Posts: 127; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Some of these rumors are ridiculous

15. tommy_vercetti

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

'Xiaomi Mi Mix is sometimes quoted as one design that might be similar to Apple's upcoming iPhone 8' iPhonearena, you went full retard. stop licking tim's apples

16. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

bezel less for apple next's product

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