“If the world’s leading display suppliers have their way, three years from now Apple will be using a drastically different display technology than the LCDs you see today in its most popular product,” Steve Symington writes for The Motley Fool.
“BusinessKorea reported that top Apple display supplier LG Display intends to shift one of its LCD lines in Gumi, South Korea, to become an OLED line, aiming for mass production in 2017,” Symington writes. “You might also recall that in January, Apple was rumored to have contracted both Foxconn and Innolux to build a $2.6 billion plant to manufacture OLED displays for both wearables and smartphones.”
Why specifically would Apple want to switch from LCD to OLED? Here are three of the biggest reasons:
1. iDevice consistency
2. Better color saturation, accuracy, and brightness
3. Design possibilities: Plastic-based OLEDs can be made flexible, semitransparent, and virtually indestructible.
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