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: 


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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23 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The best iphone made by apple! - iphonearena

12. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

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

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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).

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

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

15. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

19. Beijendorf unregistered

"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.

23. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

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

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Again CLICKBAIT article!

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Running out of ideas again PA?

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

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

20. Beijendorf unregistered

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

6. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

7. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

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

8. gigicoaste

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

still keeping that picture? :))

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

18. MEeee

Posts: 412; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I noticed that.

14. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

6"... Is this why they killed ipad mini?

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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!

22. fyah_king unregistered

Luxury? Lol

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