The production of components for the three new iPhones has begun.
It’s certain that Apple will release three new models in Fall 2017. Two of the iPhones will include LCD display panels, measuring at 4.7 and 5.5 inches across the diagonals, while the top-end iPhone will have OLED and a 5.8-inch display. This information has been confirmed by various sources, so we can consider the 2017 lineup as almost official.
But some new reports reveal more interesting details about iPhone 2017. For example, a report at DigiTimes talks about 4.7 and 5.5-inch devices with improved glass chassis and aluminum frames, while the OLED model is described as having a new type of metal frame. According to other recent reports, Apple may be using stainless steel for the 10th anniversary iPhone, similar to the frame of Apple Watch.
In other news, Samsung is believed to have started the production of the OLED panels for the new iPhones, and the report mentions between 70 and 92 million panels ordered in 2017.
Meanwhile, you can see new renders of the possible design of iPhone X (iPhone 8) along with the newly announced iOS 11. As the company is expected to use an unusual top half of iPhone X, we are not sure if iOS will take the entire display or it will black-out (white out) the center bar of the display to highlight the icons.