Apple to Release 5-inch and 5.8-inch iPhone With Bezel-Less Design, Curved Edges?

Apple to Release 5-inch and 5.8-inch iPhone With Bezel-Less Design, Curved Edges?

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Apple is planning to release a 5-inch and 5.8-inch iPhone with bezel-less design and curved edges next year, according to Barclays Research analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O'Malley, and Jerry Zhang.

Following a trip to Asia this week, the analysts site sources which revealed the new design would allow for larger displays within the same footprint as the current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models.

Larger and Bezel-less - iPhone 8 design didn'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. The iPhone 8 moves to 5" (from 4.7") and the Plus moves to 5.8" (from 5.5").

The analysts also claim that only the 5.8-inch model would get an OLED display supplied by Samsung, LG, and Sharp (by 2018).

Barclays does not believe that Apple will get rid of the Home button yet. Rather the analysts say the screen will "extend vertically as well as horizontally".

Last month, Nikkei reported that Apple would release three 'iPhone 8' models all with glass backs in 2017. We've been hearing reports for some time that the 10th anniversary iPhone will be a major update. It will purportedly have a front glass cover and chassis, joined by a metal bezel and 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. Another report claims that the device may be a clear piece of glass with a next-generation OLED screen.

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[via MacRumors]

Apple to Release 5-inch and 5.8-inch iPhone With Bezel-Less Design, Curved Edges?

Kk - November 14, 2016 at 12:33pm
Here we go again with the gimmicks..
Js0uth - November 13, 2016 at 2:45am
Omg. I hope so! 5 inches my perfect size.
MitchelM - November 12, 2016 at 4:27pm
Lolol. So true. I love that they sound awesome but really, they should give the same love and attention to both sizes. I don't care for phablets either and feel a bit cheated this year.
MitchelM - November 12, 2016 at 4:26pm
Whatever it is sounds great. I agree it will be harder to fix. Until sure apple will make up some sort of no hassle replacement plan in that case. At least for the first generation of that phone, until people get used to handling it. Then again, I'm just a consumer and like someone else said, I'd definitively give them my money. Lol. Sounds awesome.
Thokz - November 12, 2016 at 3:28am
Just shut up and take my money!
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