Apple is planning a big iPhone upgrade – in 2017

“The iPhone launching next year will come with a notable upgrade, according to a new report,” Don Reisinger reports for Fortune.

“Applied Materials is among the handful of companies planning to build organic light-emitting diodes for the iPhone that will launch in 2017, Bloomberg is reporting, citing an interview with Applied CEO Gary Dickerson,” Reisinger reports. He added that sales for the OLED division at Applied reached $700 million in the second quarter, nearly equaling what it gets for an entire year. While Dickerson didn’t mention Apple by name, he hinted that the company placed orders, saying ‘we all know who is the leader in terms of mobile products.'”

“That, of course, brings us to this year’s iPhone. Those reports, coupled with the latest from Bloomberg, suggest that the iPhone expected to launch later this year will come with an LCD screen,” Reisinger reports. “This year’s update, those reports say, will deliver only minor improvements to design and features.”

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    1. I’ll buy one this year as an upgrade to the iPhone 6. Next year’s sounds cool but I’m happy to give them a year to work the bugs out. I’ll get a new phone in 2018.

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