iPhone 8: Curved OLED display is considered safe - USB-C connector as a surprise?

For some time, the rumors are circulating that Apple this year could present three new iPhone models. The Wall Street Journal also believes this to be credible and would now like to have news from unspecified sources. Apple is now finally decided to have an "iPhone 8" model equipped with a curved OLED display from Samsung.

In the past, the reliable "KGI Securities" analyst Ming-Chi Kuo convinced that Apple will present three iPhone models for the tenth anniversary this year. Two devices will be traditional S-models with improved LCDs, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, there will be another model - the iPhone 8 - which could be presented as a "10th Anniversary Edition".

This is in line with the current statements of the WSJ, which would have learned from suppliers' circles that Apple should have opted for this variant. The Jubilee edition is to be equipped with a curved OLED display from Samsung. The model should also have a function area instead of the home button. The range could provide similar information and capabilities as the Touch Bar of the new MacBook Pro.

New is the claim that Apple will remove the Lightning connector in favor of a USB-C connector. The change should not only affect the iPhone 8 but also the S-models, so that all new iPhone models can be loaded via USB-C. After Apple only separated from a well-known connection last year and the Lightning connector is only five years old, this part of the report can be doubted. Completely with the hair would be taken this step nonetheless nevertheless, since one with the MacBook lineup already supports the new standard. With the introduction, cable diversity could be further reduced. Maybe Apple proves again "Courage".


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