Apple is expected to release iPhone 7 in September this year. However, early speculations suggest that it won’t be coming with many attractive selling points. Rumors are rife that the iPhones that will be released in 2017 will be arriving with overhaul improvements. Also, the Cupertino company is expected to skip the iPhone 7S moniker to release iPhone 8 in 2017.
Recent schematics of iPhone 7 suggest that its size will be similar to that of iPhone 6S. Hence, speculations are hinting that Apple will bring radical changes to iPhone’s design in 2017. John Gruber, the popular Apple blogger, has claimed through his most recent episode of his podcast, The Talk Show, that the next year’s iPhone will be endowed with major improvements to its design.
Gruber has revealed that the iPhone 8 will be arriving with an edge-to-edge display. It means that the iPhone 8 will not be having top and bottom bezels. He added that features like Touch ID, selfie camera, speakers and other sensors will be embedded under the screen.
According to Mac Rumors, previous rumors have indicated that the Cupertino company is planning to use flexible OLED display in the iPhone 8. In fact, Apple is speculated to have entered a deal with Samsung for OLED panels for the 2017 iPhones.
The OLED screen can possibly allow the 2017 iPhone to sport an edge-to-edge display. The well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has claimed that the company may release a large-sized iPhone with 5.8-inch screen in 2017.
Apple had used glass panels on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S smartphones. However, it has launched successor iPhones with aluminum chassis. The rumor mill has claimed that the iPhone 8 will be sporting glass panels on its front and rear sides. As far as iPhone 8 release date is concerned, Gruber is of the view that it will be arriving in September 2017.