“Until Apple Watch, Apple had loyally stuck to LED backlit LCD panels for iPods, iPads and iPhones, but Apple Watch ushered in an OLED display for a variety of reasons,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP. “OLED displays are thinner than LCDs, can draw less power, have flexible options, and are more visible in direct sunlight due to their inherent high contrast ratio (the blacks simply do not wash out).”
“Apple Watch containing OLED is the technology’s seal of approval from Apple,” Reschke writes. “Apple could acquire iPhone 7 OLED displays from Samsung, but the company has been determined to move away from their chief rival, starving them of component sales whenever possible.”
Reschke writes, “JMP Securities Sr. Research Analyst, Alex Guana, recommends purchasing stock in Universal Display Corp. [NASDAQ: OLED], whom he believes will be a major OLED supplier to Apple for the next generation iPhone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Watch certainly has a gorgeous display. That much, at least, is sure.