Apple, for all reasons, is possibly going to have its most significant event in September when it will unveil the tenth anniversary iPhone, the iPhone 8. There have been a number of leaks and updates about the upcoming Apple flagship in the past days, the latest one is that Samsung Electronics has reportedly supplied close to 80 million OLED screens for iPhone 8 to the Cupertino giant.
It has been known since the beginning that the South Korean company is the sole provider of the display units for Apple’s upcoming most powerful smartphone yet. There was also news that there are issues with the supply chain, but none of them were confirmed and remained largely rumors.
It will be Apple’s biggest display so far with a 5.8-inch screen. The OLED screen is also said to dominate the front part of the phone with extremely thin or zero bezels. There are strong speculations, courtesy of leaks, that there won’t be any Home button and we might, for the first time, see the fingerprint sensor integrated in to the display unit itself. However, there is also a chance of having the sensor embedded into the Power button altogether.
According to Electronic Times (DigiTimes), the mass production of the said devices has already begun and there will be three iPhones revealed at the Apple event in September two of which are speculated to be 7S and 7S Plus while the third is, of course, the alleged iPhone 8. Only the 8 will have the OLED display while the other two will continue to sport the IPS LCD panel.
Also, the company’s next processor will likely be manufactured on the 10NM architecture and will also feature the long awaited wireless charging. The price may go over USD 1000.
News source: tech.sina.com