Apple appears to be trying to make its upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as the iPhone 7 a different one – from design to display to specifications. Latest we learned is that the Cupertino giant may bring AMOLED screens to its future iPhones but not the iPhone 6s successor.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has said in a research note that Apple is unlikely to bring AMOLED screens to its iPhone in the near future, at least not before 2018, and that it will not come to the upcoming iPhone 7, reported 9to5mac.
So, will the iPhone 7 have an LCD panel or an OLED screen? Nothing is certain as of now. A report by Forbes has claimed that Apple is trying to strike a deal with Samsung to provide OLED screen, which is superior in quality to LCD, for its future devices, perhaps begin with the upcoming smartphone.
However, a note by KGI has claimed that Foxconn, which has been a major supplier of Apple devices, is investing in $4bn LTPS TFT-LCD plant for iPhone that will start mass production in 2018. It has given a strong hint that Apple may not move away from LCD screens for a while.
Meanwhile, AppleInsider has reported citing reliable sources that the iPhone 7 could be released earlier than expected and not in September that the company has been doing for the last few years. It may be recalled that Apple used to release its iPhones in June and July till the iPhone 4s before shifting to September with the iPhone 5.
According to reports that have surfaced so far, the iPhone 7 will be super slim -- 6.0 and 6.5 mm thick, sport 4.7-inch display, powered by A10, house a 2 GB RAM and come without Home button.