Apple iPhone 8 to feature curved capacitive OLED touchscreen

Guess who’s going to be making said screen? Yup, Samsung

Apple and Samsung appear to be putting their differences aside to continue working together in 2017. Specifically it looks like Samsung will be making the OLED display for Apple’s iPhone 8.


According to a report from the Korea Herald we can expect Samsung to provide a curved plastic OLED panel for the new iPhone 8. Presumably this plastic is flexible allowing for a - hopefully - less breakable iPhone screen for the future. 


That said it may yet be covered with a glass layer to give it that Apple quality feel. Although the tip off was clear with the tipster saying:


“The OLED version of the new iPhone will all be curved as Apple ordered all plastic OLED — not glass — from Samsung Display.”


Apple is also rumoured to do away with the current TouchID button in favour of a new method that allows the print to be read through the screen. The result should be a seamless screen that’s near bezel-free on the edges. The way in which the finger is detected could explain why Apple has opted for plastic over glass.


The iPhone 8 is also expected to feature wireless charging and come in two or even three variants.

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via 9to5mac