Apple reportedly planning to switch iPhone to OLED displays in 2018


According to one of the Japanese website, Apple is planning to switch iPhone to OLED displays on or before 2018 and the report also says that Apple has notified its suppliers about its future plans with LG display and already the planning capacity upgrades for high volume OLED display production.


As per report by the Japanese website both companies LG Display and Samsung Electronics will likely share a large portion of the OLED panel production for future iPhones. Apple’s shift to OLED displays could have major implications for Apple’s current LCD display suppliers Sharp and Japan Display, the latter of which relies on Apple for 30% of its business.

Due to more quantity of iPhones that Apple ships to different parts of the world and also technical challenges of producing OLED displays, the report says the company will likely continue to sell iPhone with LCD displays also along with new OLED displays.

When compare to LCD displays, OLED provides sharper images and brighter colors. This OLED also has a drawbacks like shorter lifespan and the cost of the manufacturer is high.

KMI securities analyst Mind-chi Kuo recently noted that Apple is unlikely to adopt AMOLED displays for iPhones for at least three years, claiming that its main supplier Foxconn is preparing to invest in advanced TFT-LCD production lines in China for mass production in 2018. We hope this should happen and soon we can expect an official announcement from the Apple.

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