“Sharp President Tai Jeng-wu, now an executive at parent company Hon Hai Precision has confirmed that Apple will transition to OLED displays over time. He confirmed Apple’s display shift when delivering a speech at Tatung University, his alma mater, during a ceremony in which he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “In his speech he noted that ‘We don’t know whether Apple’s OLED iPhones will be a hit, but if Apple doesn’t walk down this path and transform itself, there will be no innovation.'”

“The next generation flexible OLED displays will allow Apple to invent iPhone displays that are curved or iPhones that could fold. Apple of course invented an iPhone display with curved edges back in 2012,” Purcher reports. “The Nikkei Asian Review has reported in the past that Apple has tentatively planned three iPhone models for the gadget’s 10th anniversary next year. A premium 5.5-inch handset is slated to have a curved OLED screen, while the other two products will stick with existing LTPS panels.”

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MacDailyNews Take: For Apple to be able to make the switch, it’s all about having the capacity to produce 50-75 million (or more) displays every 90 days. Not a small feat.

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