There is much talk about the iPhone 2017, but we only have one thing confirmed: this year is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. That’s why the rumors are very hopeful for fans of Apple devices, such as an iPhone 8 that will have a wraparound screen or at least that will reach the edges on all four sides and that will have sensors, speakers and any Possible button built into it.
The information or rumor comes from an analyst, but this time that analyst is not called Ming-Chi Kuo. The analyst works at Cowen and Company and, citing Apple’s supply chain sources, Timothy Arcuri predicts a “feature-rich launch” of three new iPhone models by the end of 2017, a moment that does not surprise anyone at all. The analyst makes mention of something he has called “iPhone X”.
The note that Arcuri has delivered to its investors speaks of a device with OLED screen of 5.8 inches with a “wraparound” screen design, as well as two with screens of 4.7 and 5.5 inches that will receive the name of iPhone 7s and that Will be the natural evolution of the models that we have available since September 2016.
Arcuri leaves on the air the possibility that Apple uses OLED screens in the iPhone 7s, something that will depend on if Samsung is able to cover all the demand of those of Cupertino. All the rumors we’ve read so far asserted that the less advanced models, that is, other than the iPhone 8 or “iPhone X” mentioned by Arcuri, would keep the LCD panels that have used the iPhone up to current generations.
The screen of the iPhone 8 would be larger, but the 5.8 inches would fit the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus because it would extend to the edges. With this in mind, Apple would integrate the sensors, the speaker and any button on the screen, which would result in an iPhone similar to the previous image.
In any case, we have to take into account that we are still about 8 months from the launch of the iPhone 8 or iPhone X, as Arcuri has referred to it, so we have to keep our skepticism until, at a minimum, when leaks begin during summer.