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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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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  2. mango316 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2014
  3. Oblivious.Robot macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2014
    What?! And not a 6 inch display? Pfft.. I'm out
  4. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Hey Siri, set timer for 2 and half years from now :(
  5. brinary001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2012
    Columbia, MO, USA
    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


    Jan 16, 2016
    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.
  7. iPhaithful macrumors regular


    May 5, 2010
  8. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    Hahaha. But then when it doesn't happen Apple changed their plans. Stop posting this garbage.
  9. iCloudStrife macrumors member


    Jun 15, 2015
    "I tried my new 5.8 inch iPhone XXX for two weeks. Now my old iPhone+ feels like a kid's toy!"
  10. Steve121178 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    How about the battery technology? Still stuck in the 1990's?
  11. Markiie macrumors 6502


    Oct 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, California.
    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.....
  12. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
    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.
  13. Pelea macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2014
    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
  14. ghost187 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2010
  15. Sirious, Mar 8, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016

    Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
  16. Andres Cantu, Mar 8, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016

    Andres Cantu macrumors 68020

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    So, possible 5" iPhone as well?

    Wouldn't a 5.8" model replace the 5.5" model?
  17. Bazooka-joe macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    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
  18. Sevanw macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2014
    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!
  19. rfrmac macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2006
    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

    Jul 1, 2014
    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.
  21. ReneR macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Berlin, Germany
    so some years++ after the competitors, nicely done. leading thru innovations, ...
  22. xDKP macrumors 6502a


    Feb 27, 2011
    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
  23. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    Please just give us a 5.5" display without huge @ss bezels

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