Is Apple Preparing A Curved OLED iPhone For 2017?

There isn’t a lot of excitement for 2015’s iPhone 7, at least when compared to the iPhone excitement from previous years. Forbes is just one of the sources that aren’t thrilled with Apple’s latest smartphone.

“As the expectation builds around the iPhone 7 it’s worth remembering that the iPhone 7 family is not going to be a huge leap forward, no matter the exponential graphs of processing power Apple may present.”

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Techno Buffalo wonders if anybody is actually excited about the iPhone 7.

“From the front lines of the gadget world, it’s evident that excitement around the iPhone 7 has dwindled compared to previous launches, with our readers seemingly more excited about the latest Android releases,” claims author Todd Haselton, who notes that Apple feels obligated to release an iPhone every year even though there is no point to it.

Many of the commenters after the article agree with the author.

“Apple isn’t breaking down any barriers these days. Until they start doing so…. Nothing to really get excited about,” says Jwp1979.

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“If the iPhone 7 turns out to be just like all the mockups we’ve been seeing then this is the most disappointing iPhone release since its inception. It already has more things we don’t like about it than things anyone is excited about,” claims Brad Moles before indicating that he will probably switch to the Galaxy Note 7.

Even if 2016’s iPhone 7 doesn’t produce sparks, the 2017 iPhone may be the Apple smartphone consumers are waiting for. Mac Rumors has the news.

“Apple is planning to release at least three new iPhones next year, including a high-end model with a 5.5-inch-or-larger OLED display that is curved on both sides like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.”

The article adds that the other two models will be the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch ones with LCD displays like the current iPhone models. Some are excited, but others in the comments section after the article believe that Apple is copying Samsung.

“iPhone 7s Edge — Real original, Apple,” says Asarien.

“Apple iPhone Galaxy Edition. So the new Apple is the current Samsung,” claims ILuvEggplant.

Many on Twitter have noticed the similarities with Apple’s alleged 2017 iPhone and Samsung’s new phones as well.

Speaking of Samsung, it appears Apple has a lot of work to do in order to bring the iPhone up to par with the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung’s new device has earned fantastic reviews. CNET gave the Note 7 four-and-a-half stars.

“The Galaxy Note 7 is a beautiful, capable Android phone that showcases Samsung’s best in design, battery life, speed and features. The 64GB base model leaves you plenty of space for photos, videos and games, and it’s a real improvement over 2015’s Note 5.”

The New York Daily News says that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 still stands above the growing crowd.

“There are more big, phablet-style smartphones on the market than ever now, more oversized options for a society that demands increasingly more from its portable screens. And yet somehow, the device that ignited the trend continues to set the bar,” says critic Ebenezer Samuel before adding that the Note 7 remains the most feature-packed and potent device.

Samsung has already overtaken Apple with the incredible sales of the Galaxy S7 and, especially, the Galaxy S7 Edge. For the first time in years, Apple is not in first place. It’ll be interesting to see if the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can help Apple gain back some market share, although that may not happen until the iPhone 8 is released in 2017.

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