KGI recently released a report that said that Apple will release an iPhone 8 Plus with a 5.8-inch OLED display screen, also another published report states that Cupertino company will launch a new iPhone, called the iPhone 8 with important changes in its housing and a 5.2-inch OLED screen.
To this iPhone 8 with OLED screen of 5.2-inch would accompany two others with the sizes that we have been seeing since 2014, that is to say, 4.7 and 5.5 inches, but with the difference that these models would not have OLED screen. These 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone would be the natural heirs of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, so, and this has not included in its report, it could be the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7 Plus. According to KGI, the iPhone with OLED screen will be the one that arrives with the most important news.
The 5.1-5.2 inches in the new report would be “active screen” while the total screen would match the 5.8 inches they mentioned in the previous report. This should mean that the flat part of the screen will have a size of 5.2 inches, while the remaining 0.6 would be curved. This makes me wonder if we will not be able to interact with that curved 0.6 or if Apple would reserve that space for its own software, all assuming KGI hits its predictions.
According to KGI, Apple would put all the meat in the rotisserie on that model with OLED screen of 5.2 inches and would be this model with intermediate size the highest iPhone in the range, a position that now occupies the iPhone 5.5 inches. Undoubtedly, this could be good news for users who prefer a slightly smaller iPhone.
As for the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models, KGI believes they will see their design updated in 2017, but with a much more subtle change than the OLED display model will receive. The most important change could be that these models would arrive with glass casing and not aluminum like the current models. The good thing is that, according to KGI, Apple could lower the price of these more conservative models, keeping the highest price in the model with the most important technology.