Apple is going to use OLED screens for its new iPhone models :
updated on : 29 May, 2018
According to South Korea’s Electronic Times, Apple is planning to use OLED screens on its new iPhone models next year. Most smartphone uses LCD or liquid crystal display screens. OLED or organic light emitting diode can produce more clear and sharper images than LCD. OLED screens are mainly used for TV and if this rumour is true, then it will be a really major upgrade for the iPhones.
The report says that three new iPhone models will be released next year and each one of them would have OLED panels, citing unnamed industry sources. But no-one from Apple has mentioned anything regarding this.
OLED screens are expensive and we can expect them only in high-end devices. According to Jerry Kang, senior principal analyst at IHS Markit, Apple is trying to integrate the OLED technology with iPhones to differentiate them from other competitors.
As reported on CNBC, Apple set to use only OLED screens for future iPhones, Kang mentioned that Apple will be able to “shift to using OLED panels for all iPhone models once it achieves the market demand with competitive price,”
“If Apple uses OLED for all models for next year, that could raise hopes for LG Display to take a slice, as Apple may want to diversify its sources for OLED supply,” said Lee Won-sik, an analyst at Shinyoung Securities in Seoul.
Currently iPhone X only uses OLED but other high end iPhones including iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus both have LCD screens.