Sep 22, 2015 10:08 AM EDT

iPhone 2018 Takes Spotlight From iPhone 6S, 6S Plus; Upcoming Apple Phone Is Flexible?


Apple's iPhone 2018 may be three years away from reaching stores and pockets of Cupertino-based tech giant's fans, but as early as now, the upcoming smartphone is stealing the spotlight from the newly unveiled iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Find out why.

Rumors about Apple's latest iPhones usually saturate the rumor mill at this time of the year. The iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus have become the talk of the town even before their launch to the public on Sept. 25. However, another iPhone is getting much attention online and this iteration is actually due to hit stores not this year but three years from now.

Business Korea shook the tech rumor mill this week when it ran a story on a curved iPhone which is said to be in the works as early as now, well ahead of its 2018 release. The site also pointed out that an industry source has told them that Apple is planning to eliminate the display weakness of its iPhones by introducing organic light-emitting diode to its 2018 smartphone.

The same source added that the flexible OLED screens will be a huge thing for Apple since it has yet to introduce it to its phones despite using the said technology in its Apple Watch.

"It is very likely that the first flexible iPhone may be introduced in 2018, as Apple's top-tier display suppliers are working on it," the source said, as quoted by BGR.

The rumor also claimed that since Samsung and LG are manufacturing the flexible OLED screens for Apple's high-end watches, it is likely that the two South Korea-based tech companies are persuading Apple that it would be a good idea to use OLED panels for its upcoming iPhone.

While many would presume that the story was only made for the site to get attention, Inquisitr stated that this might not be the case since Business Korea has always been very accurate when it comes to its stories about Apple's products.

Meanwhile, ahead of the official launching of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, preorders for the two new handsets have began via Apple's partner wireless carriers, Apple Insider reported.

"Ahead of an official iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch on Sept. 25, Apple and partner wireless carriers began informing preorder customers on Saturday that their devices are now in transit, scheduled to arrive on Friday," according to the said site.

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