Nikkei reports that Apple will have three models of iPhone come next year. No, that’s not a 4, 4.7-inch, and 5.5-inch model. Rather, two models of the 5.5-inch iPhone. Specifically, the premium 5.5-inch model may be larger and resemble the Galaxy S7 edge with a curved OLED display.
Ironically, the report says Samsung will be the main supplier for Apple’s OLED displays, but may be unable to keep up with iPhone demand in addition to its own Galaxy smartphones.
Multiple sources say that Apple will be moving to OLED on its iPhone in 2017, whether it be curved or not. Going OLED will also provide improved power efficiency, improved contrast ratios, better viewing angles, among others over LCD.
Today’s report falls in line with a previous report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who said Apple is working on a 5.8-inch iPhone with an AMOLED display and glass casing in 2017. Kuo’s report also says Apple will be going to three models of iPhone.