iPhone 8 will have a display with rounded borders but “less curved” of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge; Now we also know what they mean exactly the rumors with this definition. In practice, while Samsung adopted a (complex and expensive) solution of 3D Glass, Cupertino will suffice 2.5D Glass, ie the same level of this curvature from iPhone 6 onwards. The confirmation comes from multiple sources believed to be reliable, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities and Chinese TrendForce.
The reason that you can not move bag and baggage to 3D Glass is that it is much more difficult to mass produce, and more is not as strong in the drop test. And if we consider that even now there are 8 different prototypes of the iPhone and still apparently were not finalized the specifications, it is not surprising that Apple wants to eliminate any element of further disturbance. In short, for the curved screen it will be necessary to wait a little ‘: and even then, there will be delays in deliveries and availability with the dropper in the early months.
The new lineup of the iPhone, coming in the autumn of this year, is expected to introduce several innovations in the Apple smartphone family, some of which may be different from what you expect. In particular anticipatissimo curved OLED screen of the iPhone 8 could be more aesthetic than functional.
Taiwanese magazine Nikkei Asian Review cites some anonymous sources who are familiar with the design of the new iPhone. According to a statement on the OLED display, which should be provided exclusively by Samsung, it will have a curvature significantly milder than those used by Samsung itself to their own devices. The motivation of this choice would lie in the major difficulties in creating, during mass production, the right curve that accompanies the rounded edges of the front panel.
On the contrary, then, what happens with the various Samsung Galaxy Edge, using the curvature of the display to give users new features such as gestures and notifications rather criticized by some in the case of the iPhone 8 do not expect anything more of an aesthetic intervention with the new 2.5D OLED panels.
There is still a bit ‘of confusion, however, between the various rumors, some of which suggest that instead the new Apple’s flagship smartphone will be equipped with a flat-panel display, as always.
That upon which the various leaks seem to agree is that Apple has prepared three new devices, two updates to the current iPhone 7:07 Plus and a model top of the range, iPhone 8 precisely, that will bring the real news.