New leak confirms that the iPhone 7 will feature an edgeless display with a dual screen setup
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to launch its latest flagship, the iPhone 7 later this year and there have been countless rumors on the changes that Apple will be bringing to its latest device. Apple’s current flagship, the iPhone 6s, for the first time saw a decline in sales as competition from manufacturers like Samsung Electronics Co. (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) and LG Display Co. (NYSE:LPL) has increased over the past couple of years. Kevin Wang of IHS Securities, who has been a reliable source for Apple news in the past has now revealed that Apple’s next iPhone will feature a ‘Dual Screen Display’, which will look similar to the display found on the Galaxy S7 Edge.
There had been reports earlier which mentioned that Apple is working on an ‘Edgeless iPhone’ and if the report is true then the next iPhone would surely be one of the best looking devices in the market. However, Apple is waiting for 2017 to give the iPhone a redesign as it prepares for the 10th anniversary of its flagship product.
There have been reports that the iPhone 8 will also feature OLED panels and Apple recently confirmed that company has made a deal with Samsung for $2.3 billion for supplying OLED displays. The iPhone 8 is also rumored to have a glass display, with the omission of the home button for the first time, as Apple will look to incorporate the fingerprint recognition system within the display.
For users that were waiting for a major redesign with the iPhone 7, they will be left disappointed as the upcoming flagship will share the same design elements as its predecessor. However, there have been reports that the upcoming device will not have the 3.5mm headphone jack, which will be replaced by the Smart Connector which was recently introduced on the iPad Pro. There are also reports that the iPhone 7 Plus will feature a dual-lens camera, and a larger battery. Recently, Alex Wang also reported that the 32GB iPhone will be the base model iPhone as Apple looks to ditch the 16GB variant for good.