IPhone 8 Just Got Pretty Boring If This Rumor Is True

There's little doubt that Apple would like to adopt curved OLED (if nothing else so as not to be left behind), but Apple is also undoubtedly looking to the future, and planning what will go into whatever device follows the iPhone 8 come the nearly inevitable 2018 refresh. This new design is rumored to make the upcoming device far sleeker and more attractive than its current flagship, the iPhone 7. That's the iPhone 8 display I'm hoping for. Reports had indicated that the ambitious wireless charging system that Apple had earmarked for the iPhone 8 was causing technical problems, however the new reports are suggesting that they may have been solved and wireless charging will indeed feature, as reported by Value Walk.

Apple has no OLED iPhones and now uses OLED displays only on its Apple Watch Series.

It's been a while that Samsung has included this feature, and Apple is now likely to borrow it for the iPhone.

The iPhone 8 is expected to come out with something special, particularly in the screen display area.

Apple has stuck with conventional IPS LCD panels over the years, and it has allowed rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy S-series to overtake the quality of the Cupertino-based tech giant's displays significantly.

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The iPhone 8, which noted Apple analyst Gene Munster refers to as the iPhone X, is the most awaited smartphone of the year.

But speaking to MacRumours, IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam described how even though Apple will introduce an OLED display on the new iPhone (finally!), it won't be curved. Reith believes Apple will spin the OLED iPhone as something uniquely Apple. The iPhone Edition, however, will be shipped much later than the other two smartphones. Other early rumours that were dismissed included a glass back and the removal of the home button.

Meanwhile, BGR reports that the iPhone 8 could also feature an on-screen fingerprint scanner.

Saving curved displays for next time?

Though the company has been tight lipped about the device, a lot is already known about the upcoming iPhone 8. One of these was a curved OLED screen, similar to what we've seen from Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge. It has also been testing several models with different materials, like glass and aluminum as well as white ceramics for the chassis. Japanese websites like Nikkei Asian Review and Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis as well as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Chinese research firm TrendForce have also outlined expectations for an iPhone with a curved display in the past.