5.8-Inch iPhone With OLED Display Rumored for Launch in 2017 or 2018

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    Apple is rumored to be further expanding the iPhone's screen size beyond the current 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, moving to 5.8 inches in a future device that could launch "in 2018 or even earlier in 2017." The news comes from a pre-publication report by DigiTimes that has been obtained by The Motley Fool, and it states that the 5.8-inch iPhone will include an OLED display, in line with previous rumors of Apple adopting the technology around that time.

    According to the report, Samsung is to be the main source for the OLED panels, with LG and Japan Display "joining in later." Recently, Samsung was reported to be on the verge of investing over $7 billion into supplying OLED displays for future iPhones, following rumors last year that 2018 would mark Apple's official shift from LCD to OLED displays in its popular smartphone line. More recent reports suggest that OLED timeline could be moved up to 2017.

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    Based on DigiTimes' estimates, the production of OLED displays could see significant output within the first year, though still only a fraction of the over 200 million iPhones Apple sold over the past year.
    The company's upcoming March media event is rumored to showcase the launch of a new 4-inch "iPhone SE," but as of yet there have been few rumors suggesting the company has looked into expanding the already-large screen of the iPhone 6s Plus. With the rumored launch dates of 2017 or 2018, if it becomes a reality, the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone could arrive as either an "iPhone 7s" or more likely an "iPhone 8" generation.

    Recent rumors surrounding this year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have indicated the device will adopt a thinner body, flush rear camera, and stereo speakers, while also doing away with the traditional 3.5-mm headphone jack. A dual-lens rear camera has also been rumored for at least some models of the larger iPhone 7 Plus, with one report claiming those models could be launched under a separate "iPhone Pro" name.

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  3. Oblivious.Robot macrumors 6502a

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    What?! And not a 6 inch display? Pfft.. I'm out
     
  4. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Hey Siri, set timer for 2 and half years from now :(
     
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    If there's no bezel and it's true edge-to-edge glass, then bring it on. Otherwise it'll just be a bigger, uglier iPhone.
     
  6. yashar07 macrumors newbie

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    5,8 Inches in the same form factor of the 6s Plus would be perfect. They just have to slim down the top and bottom bezels.
     
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    Hahaha. But then when it doesn't happen Apple changed their plans. Stop posting this garbage.
     
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    "I tried my new 5.8 inch iPhone XXX for two weeks. Now my old iPhone+ feels like a kid's toy!"
     
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    How about the battery technology? Still stuck in the 1990's?
     
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    So odd to be even talking or rumoring about the iPhone 8 when we're still 6 months out of even seeing the iPhone 7.....
     
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    I know damn well they better knocked some of the bezel off the iPhone. I know you guys have seen how small the S7 Edge is for a 5.5" phone.
     
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    So basically what this is saying is in 1-2 years we'll have:

    iPhone se, bad specs, many features missing
    iPhone, normal specs, features missing
    iPhone + normal specs, few features missing
    iPhone pro: good specs

    Rip 4-4.7 phone users
     
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    So, possible 5" iPhone as well?

    Wouldn't a 5.8" model replace the 5.5" model?
     
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    Unless they reduce the bezel it will be too big to hold and manage. Same form factor as the 5.5" with edge to edge glass abd it could be a winner
     
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    Thank God for a true innovator like Samsung pushing tech and innovation to the limits. Otherwise this industry would be stuck with a 3.5 inch rectangle with rounded corners, and 720P resolution. How innovating!
     
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    Sorry, I don't care about 2017 or 2018. Many things will change by then. I am more concerned about Apple this year.
     
  20. heryqk macrumors newbie

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    It amazes me how the rumour mill now has to skip a few generations of phones to be mildly interesting.

    It's a strong sign the iPhone 7 may be lackluster. I'm hoping Apple has a few surprises up their sleeves at this years announcement.
     
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    so some years++ after the competitors, nicely done. leading thru innovations, ...
     
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    Not really - batteries have come pretty far, but Ive think we all want just a bit thinner phones this year (again) so the batteries keep getting smaller
     
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    Please just give us a 5.5" display without huge @ss bezels
     

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