Features will be:
* no ports, no sim tray. So wireless data synchronization with pc, wireless charging, and electronic built in sim
* water proof
* oled screen, tiny bezels but not curved
* customizable gestures for home button (directional gestures, swipe up, down, left, right)
* larger area for home button, that will blend in with the body.
* $1200 :)
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2016Im afraid that Samsung is the only manufacturer that can produce these OLED screens at that sc... moreAnother thing to consider is that Samsung produces the best OLED display panels. Sharp had a thing with their IGZO panels but where the company disappeared with such a quality product, I don't know.
In the next two years, Samsung is expected to produce over 300 million OLED panels with 100 million going to iPhone, 100 million for Samsung themselves, and 100 million for other phone manufacturers such as Huawei and OnePlus.
Such large scales of production brings the cost down as opposed to going to a vendor that can produce around 50 million panels annually at a premium cost that would tragically eat into the profits.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2016Rumours are mounting that apple will continue their trend of removing staple components by rem... moreYou haven't seen the christmas tree that Jony Ive designed for a world renowned hotel this year. It have no decorations, its have no lights, its have no star on top. Its a bare fir tree in a hotel lobby! Genius! *sarcasm. The minimalist concept is too overwhelming. Apple designer is bullshit.
Christian, 28 Nov 2016There is also a reason why Samsung is the biggest producer of "small" OLED displays.It's obvio... moreActually they ARE the only ones that can make good amoleds especially the 2k ones. Sharp/jdi are only starting their oled panels now, that's why the article states targeted for 2018 and the lg oled used in the mi note 2 is reported to be very bad.
was an iphone fan until i find that it is getting more and more ridiculous. android phones have all the features they have, and they merely copied it, althou made it better in some ways which i must agree. you are just paying for the brand and being locked up "voluntarily" in the " apps ecosystem". they are still sucking big money from their fans of coz.....it's time to wake up, apple fanboys!
Rumours are mounting that apple will continue their trend of removing staple components by removing the screen and battery from the iPhone 8. The prototypes are ready but the engineers are having a hard time working out if the devices are on or not.
Gibbs-kamhagh, 28 Nov 2016What about 7s ? Nobody seems to be talking about itHey Mate,
If you already hadn't heard, Apple is most likely skipping the Iphone 7s due to the fact that the 2017 will be their 10th anniversary and they will most likely go all out in order to make this the best Iphone yet. Furthermore, the iphone 7s would be the same as the 7 with only a few more features. The design would remain the same and Apple has used the design for three years in a row now and thats not good for business so they will most likely skip to the 8. Hope This helped
"OLEDs cost more to make than LCDs and Apple doesn't want its profit margin to be smaller on this handset"
Well....being honest Apple "Your greedy" I've been a LOYAL apple fan for years in fact from day one....your handsets are and always have been more expensive than others and now IF you go with an OLED screen and don't want to make a smaller profit, then I guess I won't be buying anymore IOS and will switch to Android! I will miss Apple products however, I'm just the average working guy and cannot afford your luxury goods!
No 7s ,as it will be apple's 10th anniversary since the first iphone,surely an iphone 8 is on its way this 2017 with new models continuing same model till 2020 as per expert!
Christian, 28 Nov 2016There is also a reason why Samsung is the biggest producer of "small" OLED displays.It's obvio... moreIm afraid that Samsung is the only manufacturer that can produce these OLED screens at that scale.
Because that's years of investments and patents which Samsung holds. Just this year, they invested another $6 billion and not many surviving screen maker can fork that out. So that yeah, at this moment Samsung is the only manufacturer that can produce OLED screen at the scale Apple needs.
TC for Life, 28 Nov 2016Did they ever have an inspiring design? lolEven if the new iPhone next year did have an amazing design, Apple will probably recycle it two more years after.
mir, 28 Nov 2016There's a reason why Samsung is the major producer of OLED displays. And Apple not only wants ... moreThere is also a reason why Samsung is the biggest producer of "small" OLED displays.It's obvious,Samsung was also the biggest consumer of them all.They slap it on almost every phone of their,and they also priced (their phones) higher than "LCD" competitors,thus making huge profits for both of their divisions.Two kills by one shot,indeed briliant corporate menagment.
But that doesn't mean that they are the only ones capable for producing such a tech,in best case they were the only ones to profit from OLED displays (maybe with exception of LG and their big OLED displays).So now the chalenge is set,everyone capable of meeting the Apple references could potentialy win huge market share with them,maybe even larger than Samsung's share as of now.
And there is a few companys that can do that besides your Samsung.
Gibbs-kamhagh, 28 Nov 2016What about 7s ? Nobody seems to be talking about itThat one will be exactly like 7 without gsm connection, that's why nobody talks about it
At the end of the day when all said and done a slab is a slab end of.
Probably the most conservative of all prototype models will stay.
All news about iPhones with bold and radical new design are just bogus at the end and Apple always follow the old formula of minimal changes.