Apple Rumored To Plan On Launching Three iPhones In 2017

As per Nikkei, Apple is currently planning three new iPhones for 2017, which would include the high-end model with a 5.5-inch or larger OLED display, which would be curved on both sides just like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge. The other two models are said to be 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch respectively, with a flat LCD display, which would be quite similar to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, corroborating earlier reports.
 
Apple, of course, is keeping silent on the specifics. However, if Apple plans to move forward with an OLED display, it would be the first time that an OLED display is allowed for deeper black levels, is thinner and would not require a backlight.
 
As per the reports, Samsung is expected to be the main supplier of OLED displays to Apple; however it might also be unable to completely keep up with the high demand for both iPhone and its own Galaxy smartphones. Recognizing this particular opportunity, Apple manufacturer Foxconn has gone ahead with the development of glass casings and OLED displays over the past year, in the hope that it will be able to secure the orders from its customers next year.
 
Macrumors has also reported that the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had earlier mentioned that Apple would go on to launch all its new iPhones with a curved 5.8 – inch AMOLED display along with a glass casing in the upcoming year. Kuo’s research notes also outlines three new iPhone models, which include LCD-based 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models and a high-end OLED-based 5.8-inch model.
 
When applied to the height of an existing 5.5-inch iPhone, a 5.8-inch display like the one which Apple has been rumored to be working on, would leave an extra 7.25 mm display on each side, which could be used to wrap around the edges of the device. This would extend the display across the front sides of the iPhone, which may be enabling it with side based gestures and buttons, which would be quite similar to that available in Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
 
Apple is also rumored to be developing three iPhone modes this year. However, it has reportedly scrapped plans to release a 5.5 – inch model with a single lens camera. It seems that Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone is shaping up to be a more significant upgrade, especially when it is compared to the relatively incremental refresh, which is being expected for this year and is tentatively named iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.