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Apple to Unveil Massive iPhone Redesign in 2017 Featuring Edge-to-Edge Display With Embedded Touch ID, Camera, and Speaker?

Apple to Unveil Massive iPhone Redesign in 2017 Featuring Edge-to-Edge Display With Embedded Touch ID, Camera, and Speaker?

Posted May 11, 2016 at 8:05pm by iClarified
Well respected Apple blogger John Gruber says he's heard that Apple is planning a massive redesign to the iPhone in 2017.

In the most recent episode of 'The Talk Show', Gruber says he heard 'scuttlebutt' suggesting that the iPhone planned for release in 2017 will feature an edge-to-edge display that has no bezels on the top and bottom. Additionally, the front camera, Touch ID, speaker, and other sensors will apparently be embedded into the display.

I think next year's phone, the 2017 model, the one that will come out in September of 2017. What I have heard -- now this is not really from the rumor mill but just scuttlebutt that I've heard -- is that it will be an all-new form factor.

And there have been some rumors, I guess, but what I'm saying is that I've heard this independently and it is completely getting rid of the chin and forehead of the phone. The entire face will be the display. And the Touch ID sensor will be somehow embedded in the display. The front-facing camera will somehow be embedded in the display. The speaker, everything. All the sensors will somehow be behind the display.

What I don't know... I have no idea, but whether that means that they're going to shrink the actual thing in your hand to fit the screen sizes we already have, or whether they're going to grow the screens to fit the devices we're already used to holding... I don't know.

This isn't the first time we've heard that Apple will save its big redesign for the 2017 iPhone. The company has long been rumored to be moving to a flexible OLED display which would make an edge-to-edge display a possibility.

By dropping the bezels Apple could even move to larger display while making the device smaller.

Other rumors have Apple moving to an all glass design with real wireless charging capabilities.

Apple has been working on integrating Touch ID into the display for some time and it has filed patents on hiding a camera behind a display. We'd definitely love to see an iPhone that is one big display. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Apple to Unveil Massive iPhone Redesign in 2017 Featuring Edge-to-Edge Display With Embedded Touch ID, Camera, and Speaker?
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AverageReviewer - May 14, 2016 at 8:13pm
Why are they waiting till 2017? Just do it this year.
gamerscul9870 - May 14, 2016 at 9:12pm
They're focused on massive new features and then 2017 for looks to adjust to that afterwards.
Why - May 12, 2016 at 6:40pm
TBA I really don't care about the head phone jack I use Bluetooth anyway so o well just give me a longer lasting battery , a strong screen then I'm good
Why - May 12, 2016 at 6:41pm
And some kick ass features
IGS - May 12, 2016 at 10:14am
biggest problem is missing 3.5jack because of that there will be limited choice for headphones unless there will be 3.5 to lighting adapter and btw there is roumor that apple biggest change will be with iphone 8 so I think I'm gonna skip 7th gen iphone
Sohail Khawaja
Sohail Khawaja - May 12, 2016 at 3:07am
That all sounds lovely but the edge to edge glass really scares me. In my family of 5, we have the iPhone 6 and 6 plus. Of these 5, 3 of them have had shattered front glass within just one year ! I love the phones but I am now scared by the ease of how quickly the front glass shatters from just a small drop of a meter height .
Kk - May 12, 2016 at 2:09am
Because of the missing headphone jack. Will wait for 7s because this is going to be crap
gamerscul9870 - May 12, 2016 at 3:53am
Just because it's missing one thing doesn't mean it's crap. What if a headphone adapter comes to iPhone 7(s)? Besides, lightning is going to be used for better sound output anyway and he'll, wireless is being used for so much now that even the battery is of course getting better.
paulMOGG - May 12, 2016 at 12:31am
It is a progression that can not be ignored !
Cooker - May 11, 2016 at 10:11pm
Gay Sheep
Fred - May 11, 2016 at 10:07pm
Probably will still be the same crappy camera.
gamerscul9870 - May 12, 2016 at 12:56am
Judging bass on what you see. Must have not used it yet.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates - May 11, 2016 at 9:28pm
I'll say BS!!!
Mac - May 11, 2016 at 9:04pm
Just an imagination, still technology needs time babe
RAV4 Rich466
RAV4 Rich466 - May 11, 2016 at 8:57pm
2017 will be 10 years since release of first iPhone
gamerscul9870 - May 11, 2016 at 8:13pm
everything inside the display? I'll be amazed to see that in person.
Captain Japan
Captain Japan - May 11, 2016 at 8:10pm
Gnarly dudes!!
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