Apple rumours: A bezel-free iPad Pro and iPhone 8 with OLED screen

By : |November 29, 2016 0

Though Apple is exceptionally well at keeping its ideas and future plans a secret, the virtual medium never falls short of rumours. So here we bring you the latest two from the rumour-mill, currently floating around.

Let’s get started with iPads. According to a Japanese website MacOtakara, Apple is planning to launch a micro-bezel 10.9-inch iPad Pro. The micro-bezel will allow the 10.9-inch model to have the same overall footprint as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The top and bottom bezels remain, with the FaceTime camera still in the bezel.

With a nearly bezel-free design, the rumoured 10.9-inch iPad Pro will be launched without a physical Home Button says the report. The 10.9-inch iPad Pro is expected to be slightly thicker than usual at 7.5mm.

Though the device is speculated to be under development, the Apple Post reported Barclays Research analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O’Malley and Jerry Zhang claiming that Apple is gearing up to launch three new iPads during March 2017 following visits to the company’s supply chain.

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch model is expected to grow 0.3mm in thickness to 7.2 millimeters, with the same retention as of 10.9-inch iPad Pro. As for the mid-sized iPad Pro, the report varies predicting either a 10.5-inch or 10.9-inch model coming out in the first half of 2017.

CIOL Apple rumours: A bezel free iPad Pro and iPhone 8 with OLED screen

While the reports of iPhone 8 coming with a wireless charger are currently exciting the users, here’s another rumour to satiate your palate. Apple is rumoured to be launching iPhone with a curved OLED display. Obviously, the new display will be comparatively thinner and lighter to the current LCD screens in iPhones. And understandably, this may slope up to the price by somewhere around $50, according to analysts.

The WSJ report says, “An iPhone with a curved screen could be on store shelves as soon as next year. Apple Inc.’s suppliers say they have been asked to increase the output of the thinner organic light emitting displays and submit prototype screens with better resolution than ones from Samsung to differentiate its models.”

KGI Securities reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s research which was launched recently, also talked about three new iPhone variants that Apple might come up with next year. According to him, “two of models could be of 4.7″ and 5.5″ range with LCD panels, while the “premium” iPhone 8 could rock an OLED screen of undisclosed diagonal.”

The report also claims that currently, more than 10 different iPhone screens are said to be under development. Therefore, the chances of the much-awaited OLED variant of getting launched next year are highly doubtful.

Also read, Disappointed with iPhone 7? iPhone 8 might surprise you!

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