It has been barely a month since we have had a new iPhone, albeit a compromised version in the form of iPhone SE, but the flies on the walls at Apple’s Headquarters are already making noises. The noises come regarding the iPhone 7, the new iPhone which is not expected to be announced until at least 2017. The new iPhone as history suggests with all the non -‘s’ will be completely redesigned from the ground up. The first set of rumours suggest that Apple will be going ahead with an AMOLED panel on the iPhone 7, unlike the IPS LCD panel that we have seen on all the iPhones so far.
The news comes from KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims that starting from 2017, Apple will be going with AMOLED screens which would also help compensate the extra weight that is expected in a glass lead construction. Kuo has suggested that in order to differentiate itself from the competition, Apple will ditch the all metallic approach and design an iPhone on the design lines of the popular iPhone 4 or 4s.
This is not the first time that Kuo has claimed AMOLED panels on iPhones and in fact earlier in the year too had suggested the same thing. According to the report, Apple remains confident of overcoming fears of the people regarding the strength and durability of a glass lead iPhone and is confident that it would prove to be a big design win. Apple has apparently already chosen Samsung to supply them with the AMOLED panels for their iPhones and a deal for the same was stuck last week for a reported sum of $2.6billion.