Rumor Tips High-End iPhone 'Ferrari'

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We couldn't end 2016 without one last iPhone rumor, could we?

The latest reports suggest Apple will introduce three new iPhone models in 2017, including a high-end model codenamed Ferrari. It will reportedly include an AMOLED screen for an edge-to-edge experience, as well as an internal redesign, according to Chinese tech site cnBeta, which cites Apple manufacturing documents.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in March hinted at Apple's move from LCD displays to the more power-efficient AMOLED. In line with that prediction, the latest leaks tip a bigger screen packed into same-size frames, indicating a bezel-less front.

Next year's smartphones, meanwhile, may also feature a divided motherboard. As AppleInsider reports, the circuit card will be split in two pieces—one for operating elements, the other for Wi-Fi and cellular components—connected by a "soft cable," cnBeta said in a translated report. A two-tier motherboard might help save space, as would Cupertino's idea to relocate the SIM card tray to the bottom of the handset, AppleInsider adds.

Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment.

MacRumors last month suggested Apple will ship its next iPhone in an all-glass casing; the switch from metal to glass allows for wireless charging, and the potential to use the device without ever plugging it in.

That prediction comes from Kuo, who also believes that Pegatron—not Foxconn, as previously reported—will be the exclusive supplier of Apple's wireless charger.

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