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New rumor boasts an upcoming 5.8-inch OLED Apple iPhone Pro

New rumor boasts an upcoming 5.8-inch OLED Apple iPhone Pro
New rumor boasts an upcoming 5.8-inch OLED Apple iPhone Pro
Unconfirmed reports from Digitimes is claiming that a bigger iPhone is currently in the works for a launch as early as next year.

Digitimes was a common source for rumors in the past with a less-than-impressive accuracy rate. With that in mind, the Taiwanese source is claiming that the next Apple iPhone after the supposed iPhone SE will be an even bigger version than the current iPhone 6S Plus called the "iPhone Pro" with a 5.8-inch OLED panel.

A report from financial portal Fool.com is also citing that the alleged iPhone Pro could come as early as late 2017 while others have been speculating a 2018 launch time frame instead.

While these claims could just all be hot air, it's undeniable that Apple is currently working on improving its displays for the iPhone series and possibly the iPad series as well. The manufacturer has been developing its own research lab in Taiwan to experiment with new LCD and OLED displays for a number of its products. Multiple industry observers have been claiming since 2015 that Apple could make the switch to OLED panels in the very near future starting with the potential iPhone 7S.

KGI Securities is expecting the iPhone 7 Plus to launch this year as two separate models. The more conventional "classic" model will use the iSight camera while the second model could have dual rear cameras. This particular SKU may even pass as the "iPhone Pro" to differentiate it better from the conventional iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple will be holding a press conference this March 21st and will likely unveil new products during the event.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-03-10 (Update: 2016-03-10)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.