Apple’s next iPhone 8 has become the subject of a slew of contradictory leaks, all offering their own take on the brand’s tenth anniversary phone. The Wall Street Journal has now joined the chorus as well, claiming that the handset will feature a curved OLED screen.
This curved OLED panel is being manufactured by Samsung. The South Korean firm is widely believed to be the main supplier for the iPhone 8’s display. However, no one knows for sure whether or not the component is flat like current iPhones or curved like the Galaxy S7.
A recent report claimed that Apple was abandoning the idea of a curved iPhone 8 because of 3D glass issues in terms of production yield and drop test results. However, the WSJ asserts that the company is going forward with the flexible panel in order to distinguish it from the LCD-sporting iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
People familiar with the matter say that Apple has in fact ordered sufficient components to enable mass production for one new iPhone. The tech behemoth is also set to get rid of the home button and swap it with a touch-ready area located on the chin of the iPhone 8.
This section was dubbed the function area by frequent Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo. Furthermore, sources state that the company is going to replace the Lightning connector with a USB-C port for all 3 iPhones. This has been a matter of debate before, with some stating that the brand will stick to the traditional power cord and sell a Lightning to USB-C Cable as an optional accessory.