'iPhone 9' Rumored to Come in 5.28-Inch and 6.46-Inch Display Sizes in 2018

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As stories surrounding the 2017 launch of the "iPhone 8" continue to heat up, a report from The Bell this morning has already begun rumors for next year's so-called "iPhone 9." According to the report, which centers on Apple's and Samsung's supply chain deal for the 2018 iPhone, the iPhone 9 will launch in two OLED screen sizes: 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch (via The Investor).

Apple currently sells a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display in its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphone devices, respectively. Later this year, the company is expected to launch new iPhones in three sizes: two "iPhone 7s" models will keep the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes, while the major new "iPhone 8" will include a 5.8-inch OLED screen.

A rendering of the iPhone 8

The report said the iPhone 9 is expected to come in two OLED models -- 5.28- and 6.46-inch display sizes. Samsung's OLED shipment is also likely to be more than double at 180 million units.

"The two companies have recently signed a non-disclosure agreement on general conditions, including the screen size," an industry sources was quoted as saying in the report.
The new rumor for the 2018 iPhone devices suggests a screen that would be slightly smaller than the current display of the iPhone Plus models, and then a larger option that would represent Apple's biggest smartphone display to date. Although the report doesn't confirm the full sizes of the iPhone 9 models, the screen dimensions suggest Apple could return to a pair of device sizes similar to current generation iPhones but with full-front displays and greatly reduced bezels.

The Bell's report today doesn't mention any other rumors related to the iPhone 9, except that Samsung will be the supplier for the OLED displays and will manufacture more than 180 million units for Apple. The report did state that details such as "screen design and functions" might be adjusted down the line, considering how far away the iPhone 9 is from a launch date.

Article Link: 'iPhone 9' Rumored to Come in 5.28-Inch and 6.46-Inch Display Sizes in 2018
 
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big-ted

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Can we get our hands on a 'iPhone 8' before we start talking about the iPhone 9, although with Apples current delivery times by the time the iPhone 8 is available to pick up instore I might as well wait a couple of months for the new model
 

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Let's be realistic, it will be called iPhone 8 (although to be fair you can't call it that due to 2017 rumors).

I hope that the 5.28" model is small enough to be suitable for 4" and 4.7" users.
I think these numbers will fluctuate in the future anyway.
 

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Wouldn't this be the actual iPhone 8? iPhone Edition (2017) will not be named iPhone 8.
 
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Can we get our hands on a 'iPhone 8' before we start talking about the iPhone 9, although with Apples current delivery times by the time the iPhone 8 is available to pick up instore I might as well wait a couple of months for the new model
And then the same thing will be happening and you'll be waiting again?
 

jamesrick80

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Maybe i need to remind myself this is "Mac Rumors" so taking this article and accepting it like a grain of salt...big maybe hmmm
 
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Dear God can't we at least get to the announcement of the iPhone 8 by Apple before moving on to the next one. The back and forth rumors this year are getting to me more than ever. I need to step away.
 
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macduke

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Why would they go 5.8" and then go 5.3" and 6.5"? Are these supposed to be separate from the 5.8" model? This will be a lot of work for developers.
 

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Why would they go 5.8" and then go 5.3" and 6.5"? Are these supposed to be separate from the 5.8" model? This will be a lot of work for developers.
Not really. Its not a lot of work to make an app for 4.7" and 5.5" phones we have now. Developers have generally gotten use to this with all the differnet screen sizes we have to work with on both iOS and Android.
 

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Maybe the 5.3 inch is just the 5.8 inch from this year, because isn't the actual usable space on the iPhone 8 around 5.2 inches? Maybe it won't have the function bar, or they aren't taking that into account?
 
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