This year marks the 10th anniversary of iPhone, and Apple reportedly is planning to celebrate the occasion by breaking the norm of launching two iPhones and instead launch three iPhones.
Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg report says, “Apple is preparing three iPhones for launch as soon as this fall, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the-line handset with an overhauled look.”
Apple, reportedly is testing features like a new screen type, a curved display, a stainless steel chassis, and improved cameras. The new display would be a nearly bezel-less affair, with all hardware buttons moved to the screen itself, similar to what Samsung did with the Galaxy S8. This could allow for a device sized in between the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus while offering a panel equivalent to what the 7 Plus ships with now.
The third iPhone, which is being referred to as iPhone 8/iPhone X/iPhone Edition would be revealed at the same time, but the redesigned model wouldn’t ship until later. The “most extensive iPhone lineup to date” is also expected to include some surprising and dramatically different features.
The Cupertino giant is also planning to include OLED screen in the next iteration of iPhone. This report goes with the previous speculation that Cupertino giant had ordered 70 million odd curved OLED panels from Samsung but the curved nature of the screen seems to be out of the picture. The order for traditional OLED panels still remains and they’ll be replacing the current IPS displays, in all probability.
Citing sources aware of the developments, Bloomberg suggests Apple will be adopting a slim-bezel design with curved glass and an OLED screen. Yes, the screen itself won’t be curved, but the glass on the front and back of the new device will be. It is ditching on the curved display because of supply concerns, which has prompted it to move around in search for more partners or shell out moolah to increase production of existing ones.
Apple is also going to ship the new iPhone models with its latest and software update — iOS 11. Their A-series processors will undoubtedly power the devices, but the chips will be built using a 10nm process rather than the current 16nm TSMC process. Samsung and TSMC are currently working on the said 10nm manufacturing processes that’ll be in place for timely shipment of the new iPhones.
Bloomberg further suggests that there is also the possibility that Apple would replace the costlier aluminium with stainless steel for the complete frame of the new iPhone. Though we aren’t sure about the camera and security specs but we will surely keep you posted the moment we hear any news.