Apple plans to boost the screen size of its top–end iPhone, with a new report suggesting the Cupertino company is readying a device with a 5.8–inch screen. And one analyst even claims it could even be a curved display.
Supply-chain sources in Taiwan claim that the larger device will not be released until 2017 or 2018 and will feature OLED screen technology.
OLED displays are a mainstay for smartphones from major rival Samsung and have been mooted for inclusion in future iPhones for months.
To add to this latest piece of Apple gossip, Ray Soneira, an analyst from screen-testing firm DisplayMate has suggested that developing a larger OLED screen could allow Apple to wrap the display around the edges of any future iPhone.
This tallies with previous patent filings made by Apple.
It would also represent a clear attempt to take on Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge, which has garnered praise for both its screen and design.
Apple would likely use a larger curved screen to offer additional functionality for iOS users, as well as rejigging the overall design of the device.
Apple is thought to be priming a smaller, 4–inch iPhone, the iPhone SE, for release later this month.