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All signs point to Apple releasing at least one OLED iPhone in 2017. The most recent report, from Nikkei Asian Review (via MacRumors), claims that later this year Apple will release two iPhone models with LCD displays, and one 5.8-inch iPhone model with an "organic light-emitting diode display." The Nikkei report is in step with previous rumors that claim Apple plans to release a larger iPhone 8 model without a physical Home button or bezels surrounding the display. However, it will take the iPhone-maker a couple of years to go full OLED for all its handset, according to The Bell.
Apple is planning to equip every iPhone model with OLED displays in 2019, according to a new supply chain source. The Cupertino company's OLED adoption rate is expected to double to 80% in 2018 before making the full transition to 100% in 2019.
There have also been reports that Apple plans to ditch the physical Home button with its upcoming iPad refresh. Several sources have revealed that Apple is working on an unnamed 10.5-inch iPad model with smaller bezels. If true, the new iPad will be the first iOS device to ship with a fingerprint sensor embedded within the screen. The iPhone 8 will also allegedly follow this design and ship with no bezels, or only a thin top bezel to house the front-facing camera. The rumored iPhone 8 will be the first and only iOS device to be equipped with an edge-to-edge OLED display, according to most reports.You can watch the concept video from Tech Driven Times posted above to get an idea what the new iPhone may look like.
Apple is expected to announce its new iPad models in March before launching its new iPhone lineup in the fall.