reportedly planning to introduce three new iPhone models for next year with one
of them premium handset featuring a curved OLED display. Apple’s plans told the Nikkei Asian Review that “There will be a 4.7-inch
model, another that will be 5.5-inches and a premium handset that will be
either 5.5-inches or larger equipped with a screen bent on the two sides.”
David Hsieh, a senior director at IHS Display Search, also says that only the
premium handset will feature an advanced organic light-emitting diode panels OLED
display and the other two models will stick with low-temperature poly-silicon
Apple is widely rumoured to be moving to an all-glass design for the 2017
iPhone. It will reportedly have a front glass cover and chassis, joined by a
metal bezel and an edge-to-edge display that has no bezels on the top and
bottom. Additionally, the front camera, Touch ID, speaker, and other sensors
will apparently be embedded into the display.
So Foxconn is said to be developing glass casing technology in order
to maintain its position as a key iPhone assembler and capture orders for the
device. Foxconn’s large production capacity means it will be able to provide
Apple with enough glass chassis for all its new handsets next year.