New leaks on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8! It is rumoured to feature a new larger curved display with a bezel-less design, OLED panels and more!
“iPhone 8 design doesn’t sound 100% locked down but we believe the move is to a bezel-less design with screen sizes getting larger and curved edges in the original envelope,” according to MacRumors. “The iPhone moves from 5″ (from 4.7″) and the Plus moves to 5.8″ (from 5.5″).”
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FPCB And OLED Display Predicted In Apple iPhone 8
Reports suggest that Apple has contracted Samsung Electro-Mechanics and Interflex to produce flexible printed circuit boards for the forthcoming generation of the iPhone. FPCBs are generally flex PCB boards. Production is expected to get started either in April or in May in 2017.
Along with the latestPCBs, the coming iPhone is additionally supposed to provide an OLED screen. Reports suggest that around 40% of the forthcoming iPhone will be shipped with an OLED display. This includes units totaling to around 60 mil. After 2018, all of the iPhones will have OLED screens.
Production quotas not allocated yet
While the percentage of production that will be allotted to each and every supplier is not determined, the expectation is that Samsung Electro-Mechanic will be allotted a smaller figure since it has a limited production ability when compared to Interflex. At the moment, the supplier has a floor area of approximately 90 Thousand square meters while Interflex had a space on the floor of nearly 220,000 square meters when the capability at its facilities in South Korea, Vietnam and China is merged. Besides, Interflex is presumed to be preparing to spending above $80 million in expanding capability at a new plant.
In addition to OLED display screens and FPCBs, more features which are rumored to come preloaded with the latest iPhone include a 3D-sensing technological innovation, iris scanning device and cord less charging. And mainly because of the expense incurred with the new features and the fact that it’ll be a bigger refresh than has been the case during the last few years, a special edition of the impending iPhone is expected to be the more costly ever in the smartphone’s 10-year history. Article sources reveal the fact that the phone may cost around $1,000.
iPhone’s sticky effect
While other manufacturers of end user products would be not wanting to force selling prices higher for concern with putting off buyers, Apple has nothing to worry about if current trends are anything to go by. The sales of Apple’s most recently released smartphone model have started picking steam while they were originally lackluster. The slowdown in recent times has been assigned to the truth that Apple hasn’t had a considerable iPhone improvement for too long. This means that if all of the rumored brand-new abilities appear, Apple is virtually guaranteed of an complete winner this time round.
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