Analysts at Wall Street claimed that the 10th anniversary of the iPhone created a new jumbo size model featuring the 5.8 inch OLED “fixed flex”, and this year’s anticipated “iPhone 7s” upgrade and “iPhone 8 Details on the redesign of the company was revealed.
Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri quotes Apple’s supply chain source and sees “functional rich” launch of three new iPhone models called “iPhone X” in the second half of 2017 . Details have been revealed on a new report for investors on Wednesday. The copy was offered to AppleInsider.
In addition to the 5.8 inch OLED model adopting the “wrap around” screen design, he also said Apple will release the new 4.7 and 5.5 inch “iPhone 7s” handset and upgrade the existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus design thinking.
According to the report of Cowen and Company, depending on Samsung’s ability to supply OLED screens to Apple with the desired capacity and process as well as Apple’s existing LCD inventory consumption, Apple is still in a small model It is said to be possible to choose to use an OLED screen. In previous reports, it is suggested that the so-called “iPhone 7s” model adheres to the LCD panel and OLED dedicated to the fully redesigned flagship model remains.
As seen in some of the Samsung smartphone products, the large “iPhone 8” using the “fixed Flex” screen is expected to display “wraparound”.
There are also rumors that major components such as earpieces, FaceTime cameras, and Touch ID fingerprint sensors are embedded in the OLED display, allowing seamless edge-to-edge front panels. Arcuri repeatedly stated those claims, predicting that Apple will introduce a new Touch ID sensor into Synaptec’s light-based fingerprint reader, “the only solvable solution at the moment” to detect fingerprints from smartphone screens Pointed out.
However, the technology of Synaptec is not yet sampled by device makers at this time, and there remains a question as to whether there is a possibility of appearing in mass on a new iPhone this autumn. Apple currently holds a patent on reading fingerprints from the device screen.
Although Apple is expected to continue to procure iPhone cellular modems through Intel and Qualcomm, due to the speed issue of Intel modems there is the possibility of moving to more Qualcomm units. Despite continued litigation by the Federal Trade Commission, Qualcomm claims that Qualcomm performed improper acts when selling modems to Apple in the past.
Arcuri also believes that Apple plans to add face and gesture recognition to the flagship “iPhone X” with a laser sensor, an infrared sensor near the front camera, a wireless charger. However, the latest report did not have any new information on these.
Cowen and Company also predict that a 5.8 inch OLED screen and a potential Synaptec screen fingerprint reader have problems due to low component yield and low availability.
The rumor of the 5.8-inch “iPhone 8” screen is not new, but there are reports that there is a report that the usable size of the display becomes smaller. For example, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the screen size is close to 5.1 or 5.2 inches and smaller than the “Plus” iPhone model.
Apple has suggested that stainless steel can also be used as a casing for “iPhone 8” which is made of a strong metal and the front and back of “glass sandwich” similar to the design of iPhone 4 integrated.
First posted date: January 19, 2017