OLEDs in iPhone 8 Could be the Pathbreaker for Smartphone Industry

June 23, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

iPhone 7 rumours appeared in short counts this year, and it seems like there’s a firm reason behind this.

The 2016-edition of Apple’s flagship smartphone is expected to be coming with narrowed down features, packing no big changes compared to the previous edition. In fact, the only noticeable change that will be forged will be the absence of the 3.5mm jack. Barring that, the iPhone 7 will just be a slightly revamped version of the iPhone 6.

However, the drought in changes could be paving way for a flurry of major changes to the iPhone series next year, reports WSJ.

Apple’s iPhone for year 2017 can be expected to be big anyways, as the year marks the tenth anniversary of the first ever iPhone. And there are many changes expected in the biggie, most of which had already beefed up more frequently than the iPhone 7 rumours.


One fine revamp is the inclusion of OLED display. It has already been rumoured that Apple will have OLED display panels included for the bigger version of iPhone that will be released in 2017. But there’s a new direction for that info; the OLEDs that will get featured in iPhone 8 will also be edge-to-edge, both horizontally and vertically.

This means that Apple will finally live the dream of Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive, who has long back expressed his vision of having iPhones in the form of thin glass sheets. Having edge-to-edge display will impart a refreshing look to the iPhone series with the omission of the surrounding thick bezels.

The concern that remains is of the fingerprint scanner-packed home screen button, and Apple is formulating the solution by merging the fingerprint scanner onto the display. Probably, the earpiece in the device will also get fluxed along with the display, and Apple is expected to feature some innovative display techniques to tackle down the weirdness of earpieces blocking the display.

Apple Chief Tim Cook has already hinted about the big innovations making way towards the future iPhones, and it seems like Apple has already started pulling the wires for fetching that ‘future’ closer than expected.

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