The iPhone family.


Apple is planning big changes to its iPhone lineup next year, according to a report today citing a new note from respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo expects Apple to release an iPhone with glass on the top and bottom and an AMOLED display and support for wireless charging, 9to5Mac reported. The body and the display will be curved. This would make the iPhone more closely resemble Samsung’s Galaxy Edge smartphone. Apple will also launch a 5.8-inch iPhone next year, Kuo reportedly wrote.

Kuo was right on the money in November, when he said Apple was prepping a 4-inch iPhone. Indeed, just this week Apple released the 4-inch iPhone SE.

The implication of Kuo’s forecast is that the iPhone 7, which is set to launch this fall, might not be that big of a departure from earlier models. Instead, the big change will come next year.

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