The iPhone 8 Could Potentially Feature Curved Screens
We all know the iPhone 8 is likely on the horizon for next year, but there hasn't been much discussion about what it might feature. However, that may have just changed, thanks to The Korea Herald's latest article published on Sunday, which indicates that recent Apple OLED panels ordered from Samsung Display have actually been for plastic units instead of glass ones.
This is important because most the companies rely on glass for flat screens, where they typicaly approach curved screens with plastic, like the one on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. So this means we could very well be seeing a curved iPhone 8 display in the future if this informative bit is to be believed. It seems that other Apple iPhone models might be using flat LCDs from LG Display and JDI goinhg forward as well. The same source for the Herald also has suggested that Apple may decide to go with a kind of new technology that would allow the phone to respond no matter which side users touch.
If the reports are true, this could mean a drastically different iPhone going forward, especially with a curved screen. How might that weigh in when it comes to 3D Touch or how the phone is actually shaped in general? And we might be seeing the loss of the Home button too, so those two alterations could make for some very, very interesting augments going forward.