Apple is unlikely to launch iPhone 7 until late 2016, but concept designers are brimming with ideas what the next-gen phone would look like. We have seen bezelless, buttonless, and a variety of other iPhone 7 concepts. However, we haven’t seen anything close to what designers at DeepMind have created in collaboration with SvetApple. DeepMind’s rendering suggests photos could likely be displayed full-screen on the iPhone 7.
This iPhone 7 has a beautiful display
The images go beyond the regular display limitations to appear on the entire front panel. Check out the video below. We reported a few days ago that Samsung has received some of the screen orders for Apple Watch. And the Cupertino company is accepting samples of OLED displays from Samsung. It has sparked rumors that the Korean electronics giant could supply OLED displays for the iPhone 7.
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Many Android vendors have already been producing flagship smartphones with OLED displays. So, Apple shifting to OLED shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Separately, well-connected analyst Gene Munster recently said Apple could ditch the Home button in its next-gen smartphone. In September, Apple was granted patent for a unique “glass wraparound design” that, if used, would give a device cylindrical, spherical or any other shape.
Intel to supply LTE modem for iPhone 7?
Intel is in race to supply its 7360 LTE modem for the next-gen iPhones. Currently, the Cupertino company uses Qualcomm’s 9X45 LTE chip in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Intel will start shipping its 7360 LTE modems to manufacturers in early 2016. What lends credibility to rumors is that several Apple engineers are working with their counterparts at Intel’s Munich facility, where the 7360 LTE modem was created.
Among other things, the iPhone 7 is rumored to be thinner than current models. Apple will reportedly be using a hexa-core A10 processor made by Intel, TSMC and Samsung for the iPhone 7. The device is still about a year from launch, so these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.