Because of production problems, Apple might not used curved OLED “iPhone 8” screen. That’s according to new information from research firm TrendForce (via AppleInsider.)
A storage bump, too
The firm’s check of supply chain sources says that the curved version of the glass has been having issues on two fronts – productions yields and poor results from drop testing.
Because of those problems, TrendForce believes that the next-generation iPhone will offers the same type of glass found on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which is mostly flat except for slightly rounded edges.
The display itself will still sport OLED technology, which offers a number of improvements compared to the current LCD models. Lining up with previous rumors, the firm says the screen will contain 5.15 inches of usable area and sport improved resolution. Apple is also planning to do away with physical buttons and will also offer some other type of biometric security – possibly 3D facial recognition.
Another interesting new tidbit from TrendForce’s research says that at least for the “iPhone 8” Apple is planning to do away with the 32GB, low-end model. There will be two different storage options to select from – 64GB or 256GB.
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