iPhone 8 or 9 May Have Bendy Display, Says Korean Nostradamus

By Gary Cutlack on at

A supposed source within the phone-making scene claims Apple will finally start pretending it has invented the idea of "flexible" OLED displays within a few years, suggesting that a warped or bendy iPhone of sorts will be coming in 2018. That'll be Apple's first bendy phone, if you don't count the iPhone 6 Plus. Thankyouverymuch.

According to Business Korea, its source said: "It is very likely that the first flexible iPhone may be introduced in 2018, as Apple's top-tier display suppliers are working on it," a move that would perhaps let it add a degree of purposeful flex to its models as we've seen from rivals like LG, or make the display go around the side for little discernable reasonĀ like Samsung.

The change would be pretty huge for Apple, as it would see the company use OLED displays in its iPhone range for the first time. The screen tech, popular in the Android hardware world, has vastly different colour warmth properties and appearances from the more traditional LCD displays that Apple's used in its iPhones, so a change to OLED might cause one of those mini, week-long furores that surrounds new Apple hardware launches, were it to happen.

Apple has previously patented a form of bending screen, so it clearly already has some engineers on the case. [Business Korea]