2017 marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and Apple is expected to celebrate the occasion with the launch of a greatly improved device. Codenamed the ‘iPhone X’, the new phone will come with major changes.
As per a revelation by research analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company, the new iPhone will be coming in three different variants. Timothy confirms that there will be two regular variants of the phone — 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch – and a ‘high-end’ variant having a “wraparound” display.
So what’s so exciting about the high end variant?
As per speculations and hints, the high end variant will have a 5.8 inch OLED display that will cover the whole front of the smartphone with minimal edges.
Also, the phone would have an additional sensor that can recognize users’ face or facial gestures.
Business insider quotes Timothy saying, “Other features appear to include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera and, as expected, should also finally include wireless charging.”
The above hearsay might seem unrealistic at the moment, but Apple’s recent push towards incorporating Augmented Reality capabilities to step up against Google daydream and Tango Projects could surely transform this into a reality.