As part of alleged iPhone 8 technical drawings that were leaked out at the start of this week by iFanr, the publication also commissioned some interesting mockups. The nicely done renderings attempt to envision so-called “Tenth Anniversary iPhone” (aka “iPhone X”) with a seamless edge-to-edge display stretching across almost the entire front face of the device. Without further ado, this is what iPhone X with what iFanr dubbed “Full Vision Display” could look like.
Say hello to iPhone X
Here’s what an iPhone 8 with a 5.8-inch screen in a 4.7-inch bezel-less body might look like in one’s hand.
As we explained Monday, the alleged technical drawings shared by iFanr suggest that a nearly fullscreen iPhone model is likely among ten prototypes Apple’s reportedly testing this year.
The schematics depict the sensors, the FaceTime camera, the Home button, Touch ID and other components as being integrated into the display assembly, leaving only a tiny physical slit within the OLED display at the top for the embedded earpiece.
“Full Vision“ what?
Galaxy S8 has its stunning Infinity Display (great marketing name, by the way!) while iPhones have been stuck with good ol’ Retina displays since 2010.
That said, I’m not so sure about iFanr’s “Full Vision Display” moniker.
Thankfully, the expected adoption of edge-to-edge OLED displays on future iPhones will surely present Apple with ample opportunity to update the Retina moniker, if it wants to.
What’s next for Retina?
When iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus came along, Apple referred to their screens as “Retina HD” due to the increased pixel count going all the way up to the full HD resolution of 1,080×1,920 pixels on Plus models.
So, what could the company call iPhone 8’s rumored 2,436×1,125 521 PPI screen?
Super Retina HD? Ultra Retina HD, perhaps? Or something entirely different?
Tell us in comments!