Apple is testing 10 prototypes of the iPhone 8 with USB-C, a curved OLED display and wireless charging
Apple has been testing 10 prototypes of the iPhone 8, including models with USB interface-C and curved screen organic led. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources. Each of the prototypes could reach the final stage and appear in the finished product.
The American computer electronics giant has asked its suppliers to increase production of screens with organic LEDs (OLEDs) are thinner and “more high resolution than Samsung”, specifies the edition. This may mean that the first iPhone with a curved screen may appear in 2017.
According to a source, one of the test variants of the smartphone is equipped with a USB connector-C, the other wireless charging. In Cupertino are testing new interfaces and has not yet decided on the choice.
Apple is excited to present an innovative model in the year of 10th anniversary of your smartphone. iPhone OLED display is just one of 10 prototypes of the new iPhone that quizzes the company. According to sources, Apple may make the decision about the production model in 2017.
If approved OLED model of the new iPhone may be sold at a higher price than the previous one, as the cost of screens OLED is higher than common in modern phones the LCD panel. At the same time, the use of the OLED display can increase the battery life of Apple’s smartphone.
In the WSJ emphasizes that the release of the premium iPhone model with an OLED display in 2017, while the case is unresolved, and Apple may cancel its release. As the main supplier of displays for the company’s paper calls Samsung in 2018 can join LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp.
Samsung, Xiaomi and Google has already started the production of smartphones with OLED displays. Liquid crystal (LCD) displays lose analogues for a number of technical parameters, such as thickness, brightness and flexibility. The production of OLED displays $ 50 more expensive compared to LCD technology.