iPhone 8 redesign is expected, scrapping the earlier plans of curved OLED display. As per reliable MacRuors it is confirmed that the display will be slightly curved below 2.5D cover glass at the edges as said earlier by Nikkei report. This means the display cannot be curved dramatically.
The 5.8 inch OLED panel will offer 5.2 inch area as usable and will be flat on the front with slight curve on the right and left edges.
Writer Joe Rossignol of MacRumor’s says the foremost confusion over a heavily curved iPhone 8 display comes from the Apple testing multiple display prototypes that was based on flexible substrates, but it decided to scale back the initial hopes of including significant curves.
This news will disappoint people hoping Apple was going to shake up iPhone design in 2017 dramatically, but this is a good thing.
A heavily curved device looks amazing, but it will be compromising the structural integrity as it warps the user interface over the sides and leads to many accidental touches, while holding a phone in one hand. In fact the Galaxy S8 leaks suggest Samsung is also reducing the curve for similar reasons.
People still hoping Apple will prove everyone wrong and come with an iPhone 8 looking outlandish can find through the internet, there is time for Apple to switch things up any time. However Apple is never afraid to allow disappointing news out soon so that the users overcome it by the time the device is really out and Tim Cook is on stage launching the same.