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It looks like there’s a super premium iPhone 8 Plus coming in 2017


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Apple is preparing to introduce a third iPhone tier, according to reports on Tuesday.

KGI Securities reckons the rumoured OLED displays will be reserved for just some of the iPhone 8 Plus models, with the regular Plus retaining the current LCD technology.

Both would have the dual-camera set up, if the report (via 9to5Mac) proves to be correct.

The 4.7-inch iPhone would also keep the current LCD display and will not benefit from the dual camera set up, the analysts said.

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The latest word from KGI comes as speculation is already ramping up ahead of the biggest iPhone revamp since 2014.

How Apple would market such a device remains to be seen. Before the launch of the recent iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus it was rumoured Apple had an iPhone 7 Pro device on deck, which did not materialise.

Reports late last week suggested any OLED models would feature curved displays similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge. Perhaps any naming convention would mirror Samsung's example.

Those reports also said the iPhone 8 range would not have bezels enabling the company to boost the screen sizes to 5.0 and 5.8-inches respectively.

Apple is just dipping its toes into OLED displays with the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Would you like to see Apple embrace the curves with next year’s iPhone 8?

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November 15, 2016, 11:40 pm

Breath taking! Apple follows Samsung 3 years after they introduce edgeless phones!


November 16, 2016, 10:32 am

Yes where Apple used to innovate now they imitate and stockpile money through overcharging for their products.


November 16, 2016, 12:43 pm

I know they've innovated a little (force touch, etc) but the general trend has been (with iphones) for Apple to lag behind the pinnacle of tech. Think about the very first one, lacking 3G when every other smartphone had it. To my mind they have usually lagged behind in most areas but have concentrated on making the interface and use of the device as good as they can. A look at the touch accuracy of their screens shows this attention to detail - the rest are good enough, the iPhone is as good as it can be. Their marketing and a crowd of technologically illiterate people who buy into it (remember the tech illiterate aren't going to want to fiddle to get something to work properly, they just want it to just work and work well which is what Apple usually does) who wouldn't buy an ordinary smartphone means this is a successful enterprise.


November 17, 2016, 7:23 am

Well I buy into Apple ( and I'm not 'technologically illiterate' either, nor are most Apple users I know) because it's the OS of choice in the creative industry I work in and more importantly for most users who are professionals, we don't want to 'fiddle to get something to work' either. However I do draw the line at the absurdly overpriced phones ( I think the most expensive Apple phone hovers around the £1000 mark currently) and am more than happy with my MotoG.


November 17, 2016, 9:51 am

Sorry, I wasn't trying to be rude about Apple users - I reread my post and it does appear like I was generalising all Apple users as tech illiterate. That wasn't the aim. I wasn't really considering the professional base who have often had to use Apple in the past as certain software wasn't available on PC, etc. I was thinking more like my Mum and Dad - they have a Windows 10 PC and runs into constant problems with it (e.g. an update means old drivers won't work, HP hasn't submitted new ones to Microsoft so they don't come down with the update and so you have to go to the HP website to get drivers - simple for me as I grew up having to detail what drivers you wanted loaded in config.sys but my parents don't even know what a driver is, never mind how to diagnose the issue) both technical and in terms of just using the damn thing. If I wasn't there to go through how to do things or fix it, they would have given up long ago. Their friends who have Apple computers find them much easier to get on with and because it's much more of a closed ecosystem, Apple has much more control and so there seems to be less potential for things to go wrong. So my point was more about those people who would probably be totally put off a phone or PC when faced with Windows or Android often take to Apple products easier rather than anyone who uses an Apple product being technologically illiterate.


December 27, 2016, 8:21 am

Sorry, but people who use a particular OS claiming "it's the OS of choice in the creative industry" are actually technologically illiterate people.

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