Published: Thu, March 02, 2017
Science | By Carlton Santiago

IPhone 8 to get OLED screen and USB Type-C?

The most expensive model of the next iPhone is expected to be priced at about $1,000.

The news comes courtesy a Wall Street Journal report, which reveals that not only will Apple revert to the USB-C port in favor of the Lightning connector, but also equip the iPhone 8 with a curved OLED screen.

However, Apple's recent MacBooks came with USB Type-C ports which left fans in quite a conflict as they couldn't use their new Lightning headphones with their new MacBook Pro without an adapter. Apple is rumored to release as many as three different iPhones this year, and one of them could be a special "Anniversary Edition" that runs as much as $1000.

This report is the first one to surface about the USB-C ports being used. This isn't too surprising considering Apple's Macbook line has already converted to the USB-C charger. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to ditch lightning connectors and incorporate an industry standard USB charging cable in its next-generation iPhone. Switching to USB-C on the iPhone 8 would eliminate that problem.

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The next iPhone will also reportedly do away with the traditional home button, and one model could also feature an OLED display.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone 8 will have a wider, flexible OLED display. Once the curve has been applied and the phone is manufactured, it becomes a sturdy panel that is no longer bendable It is not clear if Apple is planning to wrap the iPhone 8's display around the edges or offer some other type of curve. Only five years after its introduction, Apple is allegedly replacing the Lightning port with a USB-C port. In great part this is due to the typical steady drip of rumors in addition to the upcoming March 9th mega-event, when Tim Cook and his execs are expected to trot out new iPads and Macs as well as-possibly-new iPhone features, at a minimum.

Moving from Lightning to USB-C wouldn't be as disruptive since many accessories now use wireless connectivity, but the move would still undoubtedly generate some bad PR. The Lightning connector is now only used by Apple devices.

The Change that could be the bad news for the Apple fans and the Apple users however as the OLED displays price significantly more than the LCD products. This iPhone X would sell against so-called normal iPhones - the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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