|iPhone 7 concept image by Martin Hajek|
Apple might launch a premier smartphone with a curved display next year, probably inspired by Samsung
Apple is reportedly planning to do a Samsung next year. Nikkei Asian Review reports Apple will launch a premium model in 2017 which would feature a curved display much like the Samsung Galaxy Edge series of smartphones which have been selling like hot cakes. This would be a third device along with the traditional 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch variants. The screen on this phone would supposedly be curved on both the edges. According to Nikkei, these Apple displays would be provided by Samsung itself. In addition, the display technology for iPhones would move over to OLED in 2017.
We had earlier reported how Apple seems to have scrapped plans to launch a premium iPhone 7 Pro this year. This has also been reiterated by Nikkei as it says that the company would only be launching 5.5 inch iPhone 7 Plus and 4.7 inch iPhone 7 in 2016.
Scoops and rumors about speculated iPhone 7 specifications and features have been filling the web space for a long while now. The headphone jack will most probably find an exit while the larger iPhone should be adding a secondary camera at the back to set up a dual camera system. Other features that would be present most notably include the movement of antenna lines to the periphery and a pressure sensitive touch ID button at the front similar to the Force Touch trackpad Apple delivers on its latest MacBooks. Apple should also be introducing some new colors like Deep Blue and Space Black. The market for iPhones has declined this year and rumors about major changes only happening in 2017 and none in 2016 might dent Apple's position as a top smartphone maker. But we do not look much into that, we still feel the tech giant has a lot going for itself and it still engineers and manufactures some of the best smartphones in the mobile market. So we would be eagerly waiting for the September launch day when Tim Cook would be taking centre stage and telling us all about the new iPhones in 2016, and then in 2017.
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