Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonApple's next iPhone will reportedly feature an OLED display - FlatpanelsHD

Apple's next iPhone will reportedly feature an OLED display

28 Feb 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |

Apple will in 2017 for the first time use OLED display technology in an iPhone, according to Wall Street Journal. The report also claims that Apple will ditch the home button and switch to the USB-C connector.

An OLED display in iPhone

Apple has to date used LCD display technology in every version of the iPhone and has instead focused on improvements in resolution, color space, adaptive colors, and more. 2017 will reportedly be the year when Apple makes the switch to OLED technology.

Wall Street Journal reports that a special ”10th Anniversary Edition”, dubbed the “iPhone 8”, will be the only one to feature an OLED display. Two additional “iPhone 7S” models will continue to use LCD.

- ”Apple Inc. has decided to adopt a flexible display for one model of the new iPhone coming out this year and has ordered sufficient components to enable mass production, people familiar with the matter said,” Wall Street Journal wrote.

The anniversary iPhone will apparently cost upwards of $1000 dollars.

Apple iPhone 8 concept


Samsung as the supplier

Samsung is believed to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for the new iPhone. The South Korean company is the only supplier that is capable of mass producing panels in the quantities that Apple demands.

Korea’s LG, Japan’s Japan Display, Taiwan’s Foxconn/Sharp and China’s BOE are currently ramping up production capacity in order to produce OLED panels for mobile devices. LG is already mass-producing OLED panels in TV formats as the sole company.

It is expected that an OLED-based iPhone will significantly ramp up industry capacity for OLED displays and thus accelerate the switch to the next-generation display technology.

An OLED display can reproduce perfect black and therefore very high contrast. It is a self-illuminating technology where each individual pixel generates light. The displays are incredibly thin and potentially very power efficient. Power consumption is a function of how large a portion of the picture that is bright, meaning that a black color on the screen consumes the least power. Some have speculated that, as a consequence, Apple will introduce a “dark mode” on iPhone, similar to the dark mode found on Apple TV.

Apple Watch was the first product from Apple to feature an OLED display. The watch is built on a dark user interface, which helps to improve battery life.

Wall Street Journal also claims that Apple will ditch the home button in favor of a touch zone at the bottom of the device, and that Apple will ditch the Lightning port in favor of USB-C. WSJ’s report did not cover the rumor that Apple will include true wireless charging (like WiFi).

Apple usually unveils new iPhones in autumn.

- Source: Wall Street Journal



Latest news

Xbox app TV

Xbox app could come to Smart TVs in 2021, says Xbox chief

25 Nov 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Google Assistant Samsung TV

Google Assistant, Alexa can now replace Bixby in Samsung's 2020 TVs

25 Nov 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
PS5

Sony: PS5 to gain HDMI 2.1 VRR support with future update

24 Nov 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Xbox Series X Apple TV

Xbox Series X controller support coming to Apple TV – possibly PS5 DualSense too

24 Nov 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
PS5 HDMI 2.1

(Mis)understanding HDMI 2.1

23 Nov 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Infuse macOS

Infuse is coming to macOS

23 Nov 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
AMQLED

'World's first' 55-inch AMQLED display developed by BOE

20 Nov 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony Android TV

UPDATE 2: Android 9 rolling out to 2016-2019 Sony Android TVs

20 Nov 2020 | Flatpanels |