The next-year iPhone is expected to bring a major overhaul of the existing design, as Apple will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the device, and an analyst now claims that Cupertino is also planning some changes in terms of display size.
Barclays forecasts, citing sources from the supply chain, that the iPhone 8 will come with curved screens that will use 5.0-inch and 5.8-inch panels, which means that Apple will increase the size of the iPhone from the existing 4.7- and 5.5-inch models.
The iPhone 8 will also adopt a new design, with Apple planning to offer a phone with no bezels, the analyst says. While there’s no confirmation of such a thing, this isn’t the first time we’re hearing about such a plan, with Apple also believed to be working on integrating all front-facing parts into the screen.
The company holds patents that allow it to include the FaceTime camera into the display and the removal of the physical Home button from the iPhone 7 is also believed to be a step forward towards the integration into the screen on the next model. If this is true, then Apple could remove the bottom part of the iPhone and go for a bezel-less approach that would put the screen at the center of the whole design.
Furthermore, with such a look, the iPhone 8 could have approximately the same dimensions as the existing iPhones, as Apple would only increase the size of the display, but reduce the bezels, obtaining a better screen-to-body ratio.
There are also reports that the iPhone 8 could be made entirely of glass and feature an AMOLED display and this is also very likely given the fact that Apple has already discussed such plans with several manufacturers.
Keep in mind that all these details are still in the rumor stage for the time being and it’s better to take them with a healthy pinch of salt. The iPhone 8 is projected to launch in the fall of 2017, so quite a lot can change in the meantime, but either way, expect it to be a dramatic overhaul of the existing models.