Apple has been rumored to launch three iPhones for the year 2017, and a new round of rumors confirm that Apple will indeed launch three iPhones, one of which will be a 5.8-inch phone.
Based on previous rumors, Apple’s 5.8-inch model will feature a OLED screen, curved edges and have a bezel-free, buttonless design, while the other two iPhones will feature LCD screens like the previous iPhones.
DigiTimes reports that Samsung Display will be the supplier of the AMOLED panels Apple will use on the iPhones for 2017. The Taiwan-based supply chain makers will supply Apple with up to 20 million units a month.
Apple will launch 4.7-, 5.5- and 5.8-inch new iPhone models in second-half 2017, with TFT-LCD panels to be used in the former two models and AMOLED for the 5.8-inch one, the sources said. Global shipments of the AMOLED iPhone in 2017 are estimated at 60-70 million units, the source noted.
The supply chain companies will start production for the upcoming iPhone in small volumes in March and will increase the output in May and June. The phones are expected to launch in September, so a lot could change since then. It is likely that Apple will make changes to its smartphones in honor of the iPhone’s tenth year anniversary next year.
Source info: DigiTimes