Barely a day goes by when a new iPhone 8 related rumor doesn’t surface on the web. Generally, this has been the trend during the period leading up to each new iPhone release. However, judging by the mood around in the tech sphere this year, it seems like Apple is indeed prepping to roll out a special handset in 2017 — presumably to celebrate the lineup’s 10th anniversary in a grand fashion.
Word on the street is that a number of new features will make it to the iPhone 8 in what could be seen as the first serious attempt by Cupertino to revamp its smartphone family. In fact, if all the speculations made by the rumor mills so far are to be taken on the face value, it would appear as though Apple is not even hesitating to take a leaf or two from arch rival Samsung. Allow us to explain:
According to a new report, Apple is joining forces with rival Samsung for manufacturing the OLED display on the iPhone 8.
As usual, the genesis of this rumor can be traced back to China where sources are claiming that Apple plans to equip the new iPhone with OLED displays. If true, this will indeed be seen as a big leap forward for Apple fans and loyalists as the almost a decade old smartphone lineup is yet to embrace the technology.
This is going to be a critical upgrade considering that not only does OLED ensure sharper displays, but it also enhances the overall performance of the device.
So far, Samsung has established itself as sort of an undisputed king when it comes to OLED displays with its Galaxy S lineup making superb use of curved OLEDs for awhile. And now, Apple wants to join the ranks as well.
“The curve will be gentler than screens in Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. . .[and will] allow a viewable area of about 5.2 inches and make the iPhone even sleeker. [however] it will not offer significant new functions”, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.
In other words, the curved OLED screen on the iPhone 8 will only add more charm to the handset’s aesthetics instead of adding new functionalities. In comparison, the curved OLED displays on the Samsung Galaxy S-series allow quick access to multiple device functions without requiring to use the main screen.