Apple is getting ready to release three new iPhones in September this year according to hot rumors spread by the major leak websites on the internet.
It’s rumored that the new smartphones would be the iPhone 7s, the iPhone 7s Plus and a 10 years anniversary iPhone 8, known as the iPhone X or iPhone Edition.
While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will be just version updates of the current iPhone 7 models, the iPhone 8 will be a showcase of the latest smartphone technology developed by Apple at the moment.
According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the main attraction of the iPhone 8 will be a brand new OLED screen that covers most of the front of the phone. The other two handsets will stick with the standard LCD screens until Autumn 2018 when they too will be upgraded.
Switching to OLED screens means that color reproduction will be much better, but battery life may take a hit unless Apple can compensate for the extra power somewhere else in the phone’s system.
This year, Apple is rumored that will use OLED display only in its premium handset, which will offer a high screen-to-body ratio without the iconic home button according to Nikkei’s Debby Wu.
The two other models, the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s + that be released later will continue to support liquid crystal displays, and these are expected to be sold into early 2019.
This is far from the first leak to suggest Apple is making the move to OLED and extending the iPhone’s display. The Samsung Galaxy S8 wowed gadget fans earlier this year with an impressive “Infinity Display” that curves around the sides of the phone.
Unfortunately for Apple fans, the change to an OLED display is only going to increase the price of the next iPhone. Using OLED (organic light emitting diode) will cost Apple twice as much as using regular LCD panels. Ironically, one of the world’s top manufacturers and suppliers of OLED screens is Samsung.
The main difference between the two is that LCD screens need a backlight to illuminate the pixels whereas on an OLED screen the pixels produce their own light.
Apple’s next device will be it’s most expensive yet, exceeding the $1,000 (£795) mark for the first time. The price was reportedly leaked to The Fast Company by “a source with knowledge of Apple’s plans”.
Apple needs to set the world alight with the launch of the presumptively titled iPhone 8. It needs to promote the new technology and push the idea that Apple is at the cutting edge of smartphone hardware. It’s the sort of sell that will make everyone want the iPhone 8 which may not be available in sufficient volumes to sate demand.