This is what the 2017 'iPhone 8' will look like

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  1. Amacfa macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]
    This is sharp's new edge to edge phone. We all know sharp is a close display partner with Apple. This gives us a glimpse of what to expect with the edge-to-edge Iphone
     
  2. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Edge to edge displays don't wow me...I'm eager for OLED though.

    But word is still out whether the 4.7" will get it???
     
  3. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Looks nice and clear, with accurate colors. Would be a great display.
     
  4. Amacfa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My prediction:

    Today was an off year. Lots of 'placeholder' designs and upgrades (7,7+,SE).

    Next year we'll see all three sizes with the new display and form factor.
     
  5. x34 macrumors 6502

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    your picture does not show the chin of the phone.
     
  6. Amacfa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Why does it matter? This is the closest example to what we can expect from the new iPhone
     
  7. 03sho macrumors 6502a

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    Says who?
     
  8. transam7816 macrumors regular

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    So your prediction is the same as everyone else's prediction that they announced a year ago
     
  9. Quu macrumors 68020

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    I don't think that technology is ready to be mass produced for 100 million phones.

    I think that is a very low yield panel today. It will take considerable engineering effort to make them in volume defect free, just like the flexible displays and the curved edge displays have taken time.

    I don't expect this on the next iPhone whether that is the 7S or 8. Maybe the year after.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Kind of like the example that's included in the MacRumor's iPhone 8 Roundup at http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/iphone-8/

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Amacfa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Except that's fake, a mockup. The image in the original post could be the actual display minus the bottom chin, so it's cool to imagine what it could be.
     
  12. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    I would love for the iPhone next year to have an edge to edge display....I think it looks beautiful.

    And super cool.
     
  13. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Found this.
     

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  14. jshtroutman macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if an oled display is naturally over saturated or is that just how companies tune those displays because they can?
     
  15. Amacfa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    if apple can cover the whole front glass in OLED, it's gonna be beautiful
     
  16. facemeat macrumors member

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    With side bezels being virtually non-existant, how do you grip the sides of the phone?
    I'm all for reducing the top and bottom bezels, but I'm not eager to lose the side bezels as they help prevent accidental touches/commands/gestures et cetera.
     
  17. Hanzu Lao Suspended

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    Not everyone understands that.
     
  18. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    I change my form factor by putting a case on my phone. That's as much as the form factor is really worth.
     
  19. Amacfa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sure it's been thought of, iOS already has this tech in the OS and I'm sure will be enhanced for edge to edge
     
  20. normanfox macrumors 6502a

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    I saw a S7 edge at Bestbuy today. It has a huge burn-in with "Galaxy S7 Edge" letter on the screen. be careful of what you wish for.

    edge to edge screen looks cool but not practical. a case has to expose the side edge to drop/damage.
     
  21. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    not in a rude way but is this based on anything more than a feeling? Havent Samsung got the curved amoled sorted or do they still face problems?
     
  22. facemeat macrumors member

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    I'm no expert on display technology, but how would that even work? A relative of mine has the S7 Edge and complains that he accidentally presses the sides of the phone quite often.
    Palm rejection á la iPad Pro with the Pencil? How would the edges differentiate between what you accidentally press and whats intentional? As I said I'm no pro, but I'm genuinely interested. I just don't see edge to edge working flawlessly for at least a few years to come.
     
  23. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Its how theyre tuned. If you go into the display settings on a samsung phone, you can change the display mode to "basic" which is accurate colors, "photo", which is slightly saturated, "cinema" which is very saturated, or "adaptive" which changes the saturation depending on what your viewing.

    I have mine set to "photo".
     
  24. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure whether apple are leaking rumours for marketing purposes or these screens are really two years away on 4.7inch phones. I can only see apple getting more frigid with release from a business sense anyway
     
  25. Amacfa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    IIRC it was supposed to be release this year. But pushed an additional year. I'm sure it's been going through testing for at least two years
     

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