Apple iPhone 8 – “Curve Display”
Apple leak reveals All Curved Display, the OLED version of the new iPhone will all be curved as Apple ordered all plastic OLED – not glass – from Samsung Display. Samsung is capable of supplying a little less than 100 million units of curved OLED displays to Apple.
Whats this all about – “All Curve Display”
Here its all relate to a display that curves at all four sides of the iPhone connective tissue (fascia). “Quad curved” would be a simpler description and given Samsung’s “Dual Curved” Galaxy S7 Edge is wide thought to be the best looking smartphone within the world.
The Korea Herald says Apple is working on new ‘sensing technology’ which would detect contact on the sides of the display not just the front.
OLED plastic panel
If the source is true, this is bad news plain and straightforward. The big (and only) good thing about plastic is it doesn’t shatter like glass because plastic is thereafter so instead it dints and scratches. Motorola went this route with the ‘shatterproof’ Moto Force, however whereas the phone was so unbreakable it picked up marks and scratches terribly simply because of this softer material and most Force phones looked terrible after a year.
Plastic and glass have terribly completely different chemical properties and plastic absorbs impact well at the value of trace marks whereas glass repels impact well at the value of minor damage right till it shatters. There’s additionally the actual fact that plastic isn’t thought to be a premium material and doesn’t feel as pleasant as glass to the touch. So, the only logic would be Apple using plastic as an underlayer to help a glass display better absorb impact. But if iPhone 8 goes to be as expensive as expected, then Apple will need to stay the word ‘plastic’ as far away from public knowledge as possible.