JPMorgan: iPhone 7s Will Have Glass Back, OLED iPhone 8 Will Include AirPods

According to a new report from JPMorgan, the iPhone 7s will reportedly use the same glass backs as the OLED iPhone.

The OLED version of the iPhone will reportedly feature the edge-to-edge display, which will be its main distinguishing feature. The analyst also claims that the OLED version will also come with the AirPods, which could add to the total cost of the device.

JPMorgan analysts have had mixed success with Apple rumours, so we can treat this report with a bit of skepticism. The report suggests that the s0-called iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will have some aesthetic changes compared to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The aesthetic changes will reportedly be made up of 2.5D glass backs, which will include wireless charging.

The report also says that Apple’s OLED iPhone 8 will feature a 5.85 inch display, eliminating all side bezels. This contradicts recent rumours that have said the display on the OLED iPhone 8 will cover the entire front face.

[via 9to5Mac]

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  • Cornfed710

    I’ve been thinking ? will include AirPods in the box with the iPhone 8 for a little while now. It would make sense considering the pricing rumors. It might also explain why AirPods stock are still limited, holding some back to add with the iPhone 8 maybe.

  • FragilityG4

    I can’t see that happening… loss in revenue they wouldn’t be happy with… but anything can happen.

  • Cornfed710

    I don’t think there would be any loss considering they’ll charge a fortune for the iPhone 8.

  • FragilityG4

    The idea for them will be to get you to buy the new iPhone and separately buy AirPods to maximize profits. If you include them and adjust the price accordingly, people will complain they are being forced to pay for something they don’t want and in effect not purchase the phone.

  • khiladi420

    that’s very true as I already own AirPods. I don’t want to have to pay a premium for a new phone because it includes a product I already own.

  • Cornfed710

    Don’t put it beyond ? to sell you something you don’t need. If you want the 8 you might have to take the AirPods with them.

  • FragilityG4

    I can shoot down this whole argument pretty quickly: iPhones are not sold, nor have they ever been sold, with a dock.

    Also if the wireless charging rumours turn out to be true, don’t expect the charging dock to be included it will have to be purchased separately.

  • KBlazer07

    It would be interesting to see the adoption rate of AirPods with regards to the iP7. If it’s low, then Apple would make more by including them. If it’s high, then profit would take a small hit. For me, I’d like them included as I assume they’d be slightly discounted. As well, hate buying something then having to buy extras because they’re not included. You could always sell them if you already have a pair, but assume Not many people upgrade annually, hence including them with iP8 won’t cause too many to have duplicate sets.

  • KBlazer07

    Good points. Maybe the AirPods will also have wireless charging … start rumor mill here! 😉

  • Cornfed710

    What’s a dock have to do with AirPods?

  • FragilityG4

    It’s an accessory that could be added on to raise the overall price of the iPhone. If AirPods were included that’s the only reason why they would be included– to raise the overall price of the phone. It wouldn’t be a goodwill gesture.

  • Cornfed710

    Definitely not a goodwill gesture. I don’t think I ever implied it.

  • Tim

    This is incorrect. The original iphone came with dock.

  • FragilityG4

    You are right, I stand corrected. Since then docks have not been included. It’s a lot different situation when you are trying to establish yourself in a market.