KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the upcoming 2017 iPhone will feature a 5.8-inch screen, with a 5.15-inch main screen with virtual buttons.
As previously rumors suggest, the entire front of the phone will be glass overall. Meaning that all bezels will be removed, and the Touch ID and Home button, front facing camera, and speakers will need to be embedded into the display.
Kuo says that the OLED iPhone will be similar in size to the current 4.7-inch iPhone, allowing for one-handed operation. Having a 5.8-inch display would make sense as it would not leave any space for anything but the display, as seen with the mockups above.
It would in theory create a display that’s similar in size to the 5.5-inch iPhone, but in the package of a 4.7-inch iPhone.
Alongside the 5.8-inch iPhone, Kuo still believes that Apple will be updating the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones, but it is unclear what upgrades Apple plans on doing for these models.
It’s worth noting that these iterative iPhone upgrades will feature an LCD display, like previous iPhones. Kuo says that the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone will be “the only bright spot” in the 2017 iPhone lineup, suggesting that the other two models will see modest upgrades.
He believes that Apple will sell 100 million iPhones in the second half of 2017, with 60 million of those being the OLED iPhone.