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Mysterious 6-inch iPhone 8 might be coming this September, report claims

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Mysterious 6-inch iPhone 8 might be coming this September, report claims

A new report from South Korea claims that the luxury OLED iPhone might actually come in two sizes. 

The source of this information is a recent ETNews article that provides details about Samsung Display's A3 production plant. Apparently, OLED panels for Apple are mainly fabricated in this foundry and full-scale production is set to start at the end of this month. While that's certainly interesting, the really intriguing part is that the A3 plant is reportedly manufacturing both 5.8" and 6" OLED screens for Apple: 

If Samsung Display operates production lines for Apple at an operation rate of 100% with 100% yield, it is able to produce about 124 million 6-inch panels and 130 million 5.8-inch panels respectively in [a] single year.

This statement clearly contradicts the current assumptions that Apple will introduce two iPhone "7s" models with LCD screens and only one 5.8-inch OLED iPhone 8/X as a special homage to the 10th anniversary of the iconic handset. Of course, any information that doesn't come straight from Apple or Samsung Display should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism, but the fact that this was casually mentioned in an article with an entirely different angle makes us wonder. 

Moving on, it appears that Apple's required standards for these OLED panels might actually get the US tech giant into trouble. Currently, the yield rates supposedly stand at 60%, as opposed to the 80% which Samsung managed to achieve when making its own Galaxy S8 and S8+ models. At a yield rate of 60%, Samsung Display will only manage to produce 75 million 6-inch panels and 79 million 5.8-inch panels. 

iPhone sales volumes typically stand at 200 million or more, and when we add the fact that the hype for this year's models is huge, it will be interesting to see if there will be a shortage in supply at some point. 

If you'd like to be in the know about all the hot rumors around the upcoming Apple flagship, feel free to check out our top 8 expected features for the iPhone 8.

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posted on 04 Aug 2017, 04:31 8

1. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


The best iphone made by apple! - iphonearena

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 06:48 1

12. DBoss (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Feb 2017)


Yes it will be the best iphone among iphones, they didnt say it is the best phone in the whole world

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 06:56

13. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Still, they're calling it the "luxury" OLED iPhones so you know the memos from their Apple overlords are raining down now. It is that time of year where they start conditioning the iFans and what better way to get them to upgrade than by telling them their off the rack, skanky iphones are no longer luxury in comparison to this new one (they never were or will be anyway, but iFans don't know any better).

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 04:34 1

2. haruken (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


iPhone 7s => 899
iPhone 7s+ => 999
iPhone 8 => 1099
iPhone 8+ => 1199

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 07:58 1

15. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Don't buy it if you don't have money.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 10:01 2

19. Beijendorf (Posts: 403; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


"A fool and his money is soon parted".

I feel like this applies to you and others who see no issue with the ever-increasing price of flagships that only have small incremental technology upgrades.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 10:17

23. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


I believe that Apple prices are fair. Of course I will not buy something if I don't have the money, BUT I will not criticize the price for that.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 04:58 1

3. Zylam (Posts: 1120; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Why even bother with such a small difference in size? Stick with either 5.8 or 6.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 06:45

11. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Well, the leak from the homepod update stated something about a 6.5 inch screen. This is shaping up to be the iPhone 8 plus. It's just like when the iPhone 6 launched. All we heard about was the 4.7 inch phone. The 5.5 inch iPhone was just a rumor and none of the parts leaked. We didn't know it really existed until launch day.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 05:23 6

4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1882; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Again CLICKBAIT article!

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 05:32 5

5. jeroome86 (Posts: 2102; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Running out of ideas again PA?

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 06:16 1

9. trojan_horse (Posts: 4930; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Because it's a slow news day here... apparently.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 10:02

20. Beijendorf (Posts: 403; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Every day between the major spring launches and major autumn launches are slow news days for mobile technology news outlets.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 05:40

6. TheNeighbor (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


All different Apple now - they need to make more money so they need to follow the trends of Samsung, other Android devices and Microsoft Surface Pro. It's good competition.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 05:46

7. Soundjudgment (Posts: 124; Member since: 10 Oct 2016)


This latest 'rumor' is beyond ridiculous... even for Apple products.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 05:55

8. gigicoaste (Posts: 157; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


still keeping that picture? :))

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 06:22 1

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 24906; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I always wondered, if there'd be an 8+ 5.8 and 6.0 makes no sense though...6.5 that thing Apple, and a screen that size, needs multi window, split view and slide over.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 09:38 1

18. MEeee (Posts: 365; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


They will since they already borrowed the one-handed keyboard that look and function exactly like on the galaxies for ios 11.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 10:10

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 24906; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I noticed that.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 07:22 1

14. Lumberjack (Posts: 192; Member since: 04 May 2017)


6"...

Is this why they killed ipad mini?

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 08:51

16. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


"Mysterious 6-inch iPhone 8"
iPhone8? I never heard any rumor or leak of this phone.. This one is totally mysterious phone..
/s

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 09:36

17. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I say its false. 5.8" and 6" would have no or barely a visual difference.

Even though 6" is bigger than 5.8", without actually measuring you would not see a size difference.

Maybe the display is for another phone, but because they are the same display, its being made in the same factory.

No OEM would release 2 identical phones with a display size like that for 2 different phones.

a 6" iPhone 8 would not make sense next to a 5.8" one.

This is just BS!

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 10:17

22. fyah_king (Posts: 1077; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Luxury? Lol

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