A supposed move by Apple pertaining to changes in its design language run amok the Internet: the so-called iPhone 8 will have a flat screen instead of the previously reported curved display. The Cupertino company has not commented on the matter yet; however, a supply chain analyst is sparking new speculations on what the next flagship phone will look like.

Wayne Lam of IHS Markit told MacRumors in a recent interview that the iPhone 2017 may not have a curved display at all. In his statement, the rumored 10th-anniversary edition will “adopt a flat implementation of OLED design” similar to the current 2.5D glass design.

Apple rides on with the current smartphone trend

The tech giant’s next-gen smartphone is set to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its popular line, and if enthusiasts should take Lam’s word, it’s a complete contradiction to the previously reported feature. Before the analyst’s prediction, the iPhone 8 was supposed to sport a curved 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy series.

However, Lam primed consumers that the new iPhone will likely be analogous to the LG G6. “Much like the recently announced LG G6, we anticipate a touchscreen with a new longer aspect ratio design to take advantage of higher coverage area of the iPhone in its entirety," Lam said.

“This new design language is expected to become the trend for 2017.”

Curved display: uncomfortable?

To recall, LG’s change of heart was witnessed upon the reveal of the G6, which unlike its predecessor, sports a flat screen. Apparently, the G5 has been deemed to give an uncomfortable grip. Presuming Apple is taking cues from LG, iPhone 8 fans will be pleased of the overhaul, that is if the leaks regarding the curved display are true.

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Before ending the interview, Lam said that it would be beneficial for Apple to release a smartphone that has a huge screen on a tiny body as some functions and features could be expanded. Additionally, there’s a huge possibility that the iPhone 2017 will have a fingerprint scanner or a Touch ID, which takes up space from the screen.