Report: The curved iPhone you’re waiting for will arrive in 2017

New reports emanating from Japan have added weight to speculation Apple has big things in store for the 2017 iPhone 8 release.

Nikkei sources say there’ll be three variants of the handset, including one with a display curved at both edges – just like the Samsung Galaxy S Edge series.

Although the report didn’t mention OLED specifically, a curved display would likely require the technology as a prerequisite.

“There will be a 4.7-inch model, another that will be 5.5-inches and a premium handset that will be either 5.5-inches or larger equipped with a screen bent on the two sides,” the source said.

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The standard 4.7- and 5.5-inch models will retain flat screens according to the report.

The curved display version has been hinted at in recent months, with reports suggesting Apple is going for a major design overhaul to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone

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According to another source quoted by the report, Apple may even use Samsung as its supplier for the curved displays.

Other reports have suggested Apple will go for a model totally covered in sapphire glass and a flush home button.  

Would this handset sate your desire for a special iPhone in 2017? Is a curved display, coming a couple of years after Samsung debuted such tech too little too late?

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