Apple to use OLED screens in three new iPhones in 2018, sources say

“Apple is planning to use advanced organic light-emitting diode displays in all new iPhone models launched from the second half of 2018, according to two industry sources,” Debby Wu reports for Nikkei. “One said that Apple is tentatively looking at releasing three new models next year. Apple did not respond to an email seeking comments.”

“Sources in the OLED production equipment industry suggest that panel makers may not be able to produce enough to meet demand if Apple uses OLED displays in all new iPhones in 2018,” Wu reports.

“This year, Apple will use OLED display only in its premium handset, which will offer a high screen-to-body ratio without the iconic home button,” Wu reports. “The two other models it will release will continue to sport liquid crystal displays, and these are expected to be sold into early 2019.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Is there an echo in here?*

After OLED production rates increase to accommodate Apple’s needs, the “iPhone 7s Plus” very may well be the last of Apple’s physically “almost too large” iPhones and Apple will be able to go edge-to-edge from here on out. Of course, like iPhone 6s Plus, the “iPhone 7s Plus” may stay on the market for two years (into 2019) so we’ll be seeing plenty of Big Boy iPhone Plus models around for some time to come. — MacDailyNews, July 5, 2017

*No, we’re waiting for HomePod!

There may never be an iPhone larger than the forthcoming ‘iPhone 7s Plus’ – July 5, 2017


    1. Some companies jumped into OLED displays too early, when they had problems with color space, lack of uniformity, longevity, etc. And, last that I read, Samsung was still using a pentile pixel format that is deceptive in terms of the true display resolution.

      Apple is often the leader in implementing advanced technologies in its products. The original iPhone and iPad completely redefined their sectors, as did the MacBook Air, iPod, and iMac. Apple pushed flat panel displays into the mainstream with the iMac, for instance. And Apple also popularized WiFi and pushed 802.11ac ahead of its peers. There are many, many examples.

      Sometimes, Apple has to delay implementation of a technology until it meets Apple’s performance and quality standards. And, sometimes, Apple has to consider component supplier issues. In the case of OLED displays, both of these factors apply.

      trondude, your schtick is getting old. Actually, it has been old for a while. You make a lot of assertions and accusations on this forum. But you seldom even attempt to provide any corroborating evidence to back your claims. As a result, your posts are essentially just noise.

  1. I don’t need to corroborate. All you have to do is open your eyes. Apple is generally behind the curve, if you don’t believe that, then you are blind. Examples: ATV, routers, Mac Pro, need I continue? And just so you and everybody else know, I don’t give a $hit about what you or anybody else thinks about my posts, you can just ignore them for all I care. And I also don’t give a $hit about those star ratings, which are meaningless. Deal with it.

  2. The truth is no one has the capability to manufacture enough displays for all iPhones to go OLED. No one sells as many high end phones as Apple does. Apple consumers don’t expect to settle. That is why this year Samescum is making the displays only for the “iPhone 8”. But, both them and other companies are building more factories to produce more OLED displays. The iPhone is a mainstream product. It takes a while for mainstream products to get reliable high end tech. That’s just the way it is. Apple will rarely be first. But, it will always be better.

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