Here we go again: 2017 iPhone trio rumored to include LCD duo, Samsung-supplied OLED 5.8-incher

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Ready for the latest in a seemingly endless, tension-killing, superfluous and insanely nagging speculative 2017 iPhone report onslaught? No? Tough noogies, because like it or not, that’s exactly what you’re getting today, just a few short days after dubious “medium-sized” 5-inch 7s gossip, and a measly week on the heels of rumors centered on a glorious-sounding Ferrari codename.

You could always choose to look away or ignore everything until Apple officially announces next fall’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sequels, but let’s face it, closely following this “boring” lead-up and simultaneously complaining about it has become every mobile tech enthusiast’s favorite guilty pleasure.

Besides, we’re almost inclined to trust Taiwanese publication Digitimes for a change here, as its notoriously unpredictable “supply chain sources” claim the 2017 iPhone family will be comprised of standard 4.7 and 5.5-inch TFT LCD screen models, as well as an exotic new AMOLED 5.8-incher.

No words on branding this time around, but that old story about Samsung prospectively manufacturing all necessary 2017 iPhone OLED panels gains a bit of extra credence. Apparently, Cupertino’s occasional partner/constant arch-rival can supply “20 million units in maximum a month”, the long-term goal being to ship between 60 and 70 million of these jumbo-sized, possibly borderless and dual-curved iPhone 8 copies for all of next year.

That’s quite an ambitious objective, as it doesn’t include the incremental 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s variants, though it’s probably an attainable one if Apple throws caution to the wind.

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).