Analyst foresees Apple’s 10th anniversary ‘iPhone X’ to feature 5.8-inch OLED ‘fixed flex’ wraparound display

“Citing sources in Apple’s supply chain, analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company sees a ‘feature-rich launch’ of three new iPhone models in late 2017, headlined by what he refers to as an ‘iPhone X,'” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider.

“In addition to the 5.8-inch OLED model with a ‘wraparound’ screen design, he also believes Apple will release new 4.7- and 5.5-inch ‘iPhone 7s’ handsets, serving as upgrades to the existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus designs,” Wuerthele reports. “The Cowen and Company report suggests Apple may yet choose to use OLED screens in the smaller models, dependent on Samsung’s ability to supply OLED screens to Apple in the capacity and process that is desired, as well as consumption of Apple’s existing LCD inventory.”

“It’s also heavily rumored that key components — such as the earpiece, FaceTime camera and Touch ID fingerprint sensor — will be embedded into the OLED display, allowing for a seamless edge-to-edge front panel,” Wuerthele reports. “Apple does currently hold a patent on reading fingerprints through a device screen.”

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MacDailyNews Take: iPhone 7 Plus size with a much larger, bezel-free 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display: Just show us where to sign!

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Edge to edge display sounds great but curved at the edges displays as Shamscam did to me are pointless (much like questionably curved 4K TV screens). The only curved monitor that works for me is the LG Ultrawide. Your mileage may vary.

  2. This sounds as pointless as Samsung’s wraparound screen designs. Is Apple leading or following now?

    Maybe Apple could instead enlarge the battery so I don’t have to recharge in the middle of the day?

  3. If the wraparound screen design is meant to add new features via edge-touch, it might make cases impossible to use. Unless Apple can deliver shatter-proof glass (while retaining scratch resistance), and a strong, highly-scratch resistant back (liquid metal???), many of us use cases to protect from the accidental drop, etc… I am assuming that a side hit from a fall onto a hard surface on a phone with glass on the side, would not be pretty.

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