Apple iPhone Having 6.46-Inch Display to Debut in 2018: Rumors

Apple Inc likes to stay in the news! Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X are yet to enter the markets, but Apple has started planning the design of its 2018 models. Thus, the size of the next year’s iPhone 9 models is gaining popularity. Apparently, Apple is planning to ditch the 5.28-inch OLED display in the future handsets. And wishes to move towards bigger screens of more than 6 inches.

According to reliable sources (The Bell), Apple is examining two sizes of OLED screens. One is similar to iPhone X’s 5.85 inch screen, and the another will be a ‘Plus’ version with a large-format LED display (6.46 inch).

Further to justify our claims, reports from the local Apple parts makers suggest that Apple is scrapping of the 5.28-inch model from next year’s iPhone “due to the low marketability”. Initially, Apple had given OLED orders to Samsung Display, for the 5.28, 5.85 and 6.46-inch models. But according to recent reports from The Bell, there is suspension on the development work on the 5.28-inch model.

Samsung is currently offering a 6.3 inch OLED display in its Galaxy Note 8 model. Additionally, it is the sole OLED manufacturer for Apple. Hence, Apple signed a contract for the production. However, the other screen sizes do not face any scrutiny.

According to industry experts, the reason behind Apple’s decision to ditch the 5.28-inch iPhone 9 is due to the “popularity of larger-screen phones for video viewing.” Also, a 6.46-inch iPhone will provide an upper hand to Apple over Samsung’s 6.3-inch Note 8. Besides this, for the LCD iPhone screens, Apple will continue to rely on Japan Display. The order includes panel orders for the new larger screen size as well.

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