Are you one of the few who think that the iPhone 6S Plus is too small for your probably huge hands? Well, we’ve got good news for you. According to a recent report from the Motley Fool, which picks up on a note obtained from DigiTimes, Apple may offer an even bigger device in 2017 — the iPhone 7S Pro.
The device would compliment the already-quite-large, 5.5-inch iPhone 6S Plus. According to the rumor, the 2017 iPhone lineup may include the standard iPhone 7S, with a 4.7-inch display; the iPhone 7S Plus, with a 5.5-inch display; and an iPhone 7S Pro, with the rumored 5.8-inch display.
The report also notes that the new device may come a year later, in 2018, when the iPhone 8 will be announced. Not only that, but Samsung is reportedly already on board to supply the displays, with LG and Japan Display looking to enter production later on in the process.
It’s also suggested that the display would be a a 5.8-inch OLED panel, lending credibility to other recent rumors suggesting that Apple has been looking to make the switch from LED screens to OLED panels, which offer brighter colors and consume less power. In fact, the note hints that OLED panels may be used across the iPhone range in 2017 or 2018, not just on the so-called iPhone 7S Pro.
According to the note, “supply chain sources believe that 50 million of these AMOLED-equipped iPhones will make it out to customers in the first year of availability.”
It’s important to note that while the 50 million figure is far less than the 200 million units that Apple sold last year, the company could be looking to make a gradual shift, only shipping some of its iPhones with the new display. Over a few years, Apple may completely replace the LED screen.
Finally, DigiTimes’ track record has been a bit hit or miss, so take this information with a grain of salt. While it’s entirely possible that there is no iPhone 7S Pro, chances are that there is some kernel of truth to the fact that Apple is switching to OLED screens. The giant iPhone in the rumor may also just be a prototype or a possible prototype.