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iPhone 7 Rumors: An OLED Bevel-Less Screen To Power Next Apple Phone

Update Date: Oct 30, 2015 03:28 PM EDT

The iPhone 7 is making news though it doesn't exist. The latest in the spate of rumors is that it could ship with OLED screens.

Earlier this week, it was reported that next year's iPhone will feature bevel-less screens without the home button. The edge-to edge screen will allow for a bigger display without increasing the form factor. Apple is reportedly trying screens with an older technology after screen suppliers experienced problems with the iPhone 6S Plus screens. If Apple is indeed working on OLED screens, the move is yet another borrowing from Android phone makers.

According to The Times of India, OLED screens could help Apple achieve its objective of providing sharper screens without draining battery. The report also claims Samsung is supplying Apple with OLED screen samples for use in the next iPhone.

OLED screens are known for high contrast as they yield true blacks and whites while consuming minimum power. Apple has used OLED on Apple Watch which was launched earlier this year. It then seemed only a logical extension to equip iPhone 7 with OLED screens.

Apple iPhone 6S launched with 3D Force Touch that allows using multi-gestures in several ways. If the next year's iPhone were to launch with a bevel-less OLED screen and feature 3D Force Touch, Apple may have a winner on its hands from the outset. An iPhone 7 with sapphire screen for protection, which was rumored to be incorporated into the iPhone 6S, could be the cherry on the top.

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