Apple's new iPhone teased, no bezel, translucent phone

Apple could really change everything again with its next-gen iPhone.

Published Sun, Jan 15 2017 4:20 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

We've been hearing some big things about Apple's new iPhone, but now there's been a new patent that was picked up by Apple Insider which sees Apple attempting to build a phone that slaps a bunch of OLEDs on a flexible surface, with small gaps between them.

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These gaps could be quite useful, as they would let information be transmitted through to a light sensor, or camera that could be placed under the screen - better yet, they could allow for speakers, notification lights, or even a second screen underneath the first display. They could even let a window form that would let you look directly through the phone and into another object, while information is displayed on the screen - something we've heard before.

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If Apple were able to push the boundaries this much, it really would be a big deal when it announces the iPhone 8 later this year. We've previously heard that the new iPhone would be a "clear piece of glass" with AI built in, according to nerd mega star Robert Scoble, and it looks like he could be right - which excites me, greatly.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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