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Apple Will Reportedly Unveil Three Versions of the Next-Generation iPhone in 2017

One model should offer an OLED screen
November 15, 2016

Expect Apple to introduce three different models of the “iPhone 8” in 2017. That’s according to a new note from accurate and respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors).

Some familiar screen sizes

Some familiar screen sizes

One model will feature the usual 4.7-inch LCD display. The other two will sport larger 5.5-inch displays. One model will be an LCD screen while the other will be the long-rumored version with an OLED display.

Here’s more from Kuo:

“We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFT-LCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.”

Back in September, Kuo said he expects the “iPhone 8” to feature a scratch-resistant all-glass finish for both the front and back, with stainless steel edges for premium models.

Other new features are expected to include a concealed home button, wireless charging, and an edge-to-edge display.

The “iPhone 8” could be announced in fall 2017.