The next iPhone may have 3 models including one with a curved display

The excitement over the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus hasn’t died out yet and the rumours for the next iPhone have already started circulating. A lot of people held off buying an iPhone this year since expectations are high on Apple being innovative for iPhone’s 10th anniversary.

The Nikkei Asian Review has a new report where the President of Sharp, Tai Jeng-wu, confirmed that the next iPhone will not use the current LTPS displays and will move on to OLED screens.

The Sharp President was at Tatung University during a graduation ceremony when he hinted at the change. “The iPhone has been evolving and now it’s switching from LTPS to OLED panels. We don’t know whether Apple’s OLED iPhones will be a hit, but if Apple doesn’t walk down this path and transform itself, there will be no innovation.”

Over the years Apple has been heavily criticised for not being innovative and taking too long to incorporate technologies (such as NFC and wireless charging) that have become regular features in other smart devices. The company’s growth has slowed down too. There’s pressure on Apple to release phones with never-seen-before upgrades in order to progress in today’s highly competitive market.

The Nikkei Asian Review also reported that Apple has plans for three iPhones next year, adding a curved 5.5″ model. They are expected to have glass backs like the iPhone 4 and a reworked chassis. So much for innovation. Pfft.