With the launch of the Apple iPhone SE, all eyes now turn to what Apple has in store next. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a research note that gives an insight into the company’s plans for 2017. The reliable analyst claims that Apple is planning on completely revamp its iPhone lineup next year, Apple Insider reports. Apple is not only going to launch a bigger iPhone, but is also set to opt for a glass casing and AMOLED display. Also Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with SamsungAlso Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting today
According to the note, Apple will be launching a 5.8-inch iPhone variant for the first time. The interesting thing though is that despite the bigger screen size, the overall form factor will be the same as the iPhone 6s Plus. As for the materials, the company is set to opt for curved glass display sandwiched between glass front and back panels. Also Read - Apple TV+ free trial will now be available for 3 months instead of a year: What to do?
The note also says that Apple will be opting for an AMOLED display next year. This isn’t the first time we are hearing about the company’s plans to move away from LCD displays. Earlier this month, a report stated that Apple is in talks with LG and Samsung to ink a $12 billion contract for producing OLED panels. The only difference though is that the earlier report claimed that the earliest we would see an OLED display on an iPhone would be 2018.
Another feature of note is wireless charging in iPhones next year. This is in line with a report, which claimed that Apple would opt for long-distance wireless charging in iPhones next year. Apple is believed to have partnered a startup called Energous for its WattUp technology, which can let you wireless charge a device from up to 15 feet.
Before Apple launches what is expected to be iPhone 7s in 2017, it will launch the iPhone 7 this year. From what we ve come across so far, the iPhone 7 could come with 265GB storage, bigger batteries, and new camera technology with dual-lens setup among others. It is also widely expected to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack in order to achieve a very slim profile.