Apple is looking to launch a curved screen iPhone in 2017, one of the industry's best connected pundits claims, with the device believed to feature an all-new design and a string of top–end specs.
A curved iPhone has once again been talked up by analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who tends to get his Apple predictions spot on. He says the phone will come with a 5.8–inch screen that will wrap around its sides.
This tallies with previous gossip about 2017’s iPhone. While the screen will be larger than the current 5.5–inch effort on the iPhone 6s Plus, the handset could be smaller because the display is curved.
Kuo reckons Apple is looking to deliver a phone with a glass front and back with metal trim, much like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. He also forecasts that Apple will use OLED screen tech for the first time and could introduce iris or facial recognition security too.
Such speculation should always be treated with caution. However, with Apple’s iPhone starting to look long in the tooth compared with cutting-edge devices from Samsung and LG's excellent G5, a curved screen handset would certainly give Apple a sales boost.
Apple recently launched its latest iPhone, the mid-priced iPhone SE, a four inch screen model with similar specs to the flagship iPhone 6s.