Samsung is dominating the mobile phone market around the globe. It seems Apple will follow the footsteps of Korean tech giant and will adopt curved screen in iPhone, to be released in 2017.
Samsung recently released Galaxy Note 7, the device is beyond comparison in terms of hardware. Its dual-curved display is incredible, it provides symmetry to the device as well as enhance the looks. Now, reports are claiming that Apple could release iPhone 7 with curved display in 2017.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is planning three new devices for 2017. An anonymous source has confirmed that one of these devices will include curved display while the other two variants will feature flat screen used in the current iPhones.
“There will be a 4.7-inch model, another that will be 5.5-inches and a premium handset that will be either 5.5-inches or larger equipped with a screen bent on the two sides,” the source said.
Moreover, Nikkie also claimed that the premium model could include organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The other two variants will stick to traditional low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) screen. Samsung is already offering OLED curved displays.
However, it is not confirmed yet whether these devices are iPhone 7 variants or the next iteration of iPhone. Apple is already working on iPhone 7, there are rumors that Apple could launch three variants of iPhone 7. Along with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, a Pro model is rumored for iPhone 7. There are chances that the company could launch iPhone 7 Pro in 2017 with curved display. The Pro model is already expected to include Smart Connectors.
Meanwhile, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will retain same design and specs almost similar to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, respectively. The only notable change expected in upcoming devices is an improved onboard storage and lightning port. However, some tech enthusiasts believes that replacing 3.5mm earphone jack with lightning port could be annoying. The users won?t be able to listen to the music and recharge the device at same time.
Apple must come up with the new ideas and technology to maintain its reputation in the mobile market. Meanwhile, Microsoft is is also working on Surface Phone that will be much better than iPhone in terms of hardware configuration.