Mar 18, 2017 01:27 PM EDT
Apple’s Reportedly Being Conservative On iPhone 8 OLED Display, Gets Less Curved Reviving iPhone 6 Cover Glass
iPhone 8 might not come as previously reported with full OLED curved screen as part of its 10th-year anniversary offering to its loyal fan base. Apple is reportedly being conservative with the idea of OLED screen since it first appeared in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the company's biggest rival. Immediately after Apple's upset gets publicized, another iPhone 8 design rumor sparked.
Apple's plan of releasing the iPhone 8 in full curved screen has begun in November 2016 when The Wall Street Journal revealed the next big thing for iPhone models. However, things seem to change at press time because the Cupertino-based company made a major reboot.
According to Mac Rumor, iPhone 8 will most likely drop the fully curved screen design and will go flat across the front of the smartphone instead. Along with its left and right edges, the next iPhone will be infused with slightly curved ends. A familiar feature will also make a comeback this time, 2.5D glass.
iPhone 8 design revamp is needed so that the glass feature will easily conform and cover the handset's back. The change is quite significant since Apple plans to revive iPhone 6's signature glass back which first appeared in 2014. Thus, the dramatic curved is evidently unfit for the said plan.
It is no secret that Apple is considering a massive prototype options but the flat-and-curve hybrid has been elected to be iPhone 8's signature look. Apple remains silent regarding the issue but insiders from the company's supply chain support the said report.
As mentioned, the iPhone 8 has not been confirmed by Apple which means its existence remains a rumor up to this day. Hence, the rumors associated with its future design is also a rumor unless Apple makes a surprise announcement ahead of the official announcement. Therefore, it is still best to wait up until September 2016, iPhone's 10th anniversary.