Reputable KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo made a prediction about which smartphones will represent the original series the Apple in 2017, and how will be the transition to OLED. According to him, next year will be three models of iPhone, including the 4.7-inch version with LCD-display and a 5.5-inch screen organic light-emitting diode.
In 2017 marks ten years since the market launch of the first iPhone, so everyone is waiting for what Apple will unveil the device in a new design with radical changes and technologies. One of the innovations should be the OLED display, but Ming Chi-Kuo says that the transition may be partial, because the suppliers simply do not cope with the volumes of supply at the initial stage. Apple will release only one special version of the new iPhone 8 that will receive the OLED display. The Junior version iPhone 8 will continue to use LCD panel.
According to the analyst, the dual camera will remain exclusive to the 5.5-inch Apple smartphones in 2017. Double module for photo and video shoots, as you know, is only present in the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, there is a compact “normal” photo module with optical stabilization.
Given the relatively high cost of dual cameras, which increases the cost of the smartphone, Ming Chi-Kuo believes that next year the dual camera will be present only in the more expensive models of the iPhone and more affordable smartphones will continue to do the same with the main camera.
Therefore, iPhone line next year will look like the following:
- 4.7-inch iPhone with LCD display and a single camera;
- 5.5-inch iPhone with LCD display and dual camera;
- 5.5-inch iPhone with OLED display and dual camera.
The sources of Ming Chi-Kuo also confirmed reports that the iPhone 8 will get a completely glass case. The following year, the metal body will not be something unique. Many, even budget, models on Android today get the housings from aluminum alloy, so Apple is working on such a radical innovation.
At the moment nobody knows how the “fruit” giant plans to create a glass case, so you have to be limited only by their imagination and by the imagination of designers.