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Confirmed iPhone 8 rumor proves Apple held back on the iPhone 7

Confirmed iPhone 8 rumor proves Apple held back on the iPhone 7
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Right now, some of you may have started reading this and thought, either there's a typo in the title of this article where the 8 should be a 7, or we're jumping the gun on reporting news about the iPhone 8, as some may have just purchased a brand new iPhone 7.

I can safely say, it's the latter. This is because we have stumbled upon some speculation on what is definitely the most highly anticipated iPhone model to date.

The newly released iPhone 7 may have come as a disappointment to consumers, as many believe Foxconn, the company that manufactures Apple's iPhones, left something to be desired for the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone in 2017.

What people are assuming, and hoping for, is that the iPhone 8 will be entirely made of glass, which would give the illusion that the phone would appear more lustrous without the bezel.

The rumors started over the weekend when the CEO of Sharp, a tech company in Japan, hinted that the next iPhone will have an OLED display.

In a presentation he gave at Tatung University in Taipei, Tai Jeng-wu elaborated that, "The iPhone is in the midst of evolving. It’s switching from [low-temperature poly-silicon] to OLED panels. We don’t know whether OLED iPhones will be a hit, but if Apple didn’t walk down this path and transform, there will be no innovation. It is a crisis but it is also an opportunity."

The speech also detailed that Sharp's OLED panel production was going to increase, further indicating that the company is preparing for a much larger demand.

For now, the iPhone design is IPS (in-plane switching). Upgrading to an OLED device would give the phone a sleeker, more curved look. Click here to see leaked photos of what the iPhone 8 could look like.

Samsung has been producing OLED-model devices since 2013 when it launched its first 55-inch curved OLED TV in the U.K.

Here's hoping Apple ups the ante next year and adopts the new contour. What better way to celebrate 10 years of a successful product?

Would you be a fan of the new iPhone design? Let us know in the comments below.

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