Apple Will Make The Switch To OLED; Only To Replace It With Micro-LED Claims Supply Chain

Ramish Zafar
Posted Aug 29, 2016
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Display materials for the iPhone is one aspect that Apple’s come under a lot of criticism for. Cupertino’s stubborn refusal to upgrade the materials on its flagship lineup has alienated quite a bit of users. After all, better technologies than TFT are available, but as is with all things Apple, the company’s taking its time. Now, some more information on its display plans has surfaced. Take a look below to find out more.

Apple To Make The Shift To OLED For The iPhone But Only Briefly Claims Supply Chain

Today’s news comes the courtesy of Innolux, who’s one of Apple’s display suppliers. Some statements made by the company’s CEO provide more insight into what to expect from Apple. Current news on the rumor mill suggests that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will not make the jump to OLED. Instead, it will be next year’s devices that will fully adopt the new display technology.

Apple’s display plans have been a source of constant industry speculation. Its primary manufacturing partner in the East, Foxconn, has recently entered into a partnership of sorts with Japanese display maker SHARP. The fruits of this collaboration won’t start surfacing until next year. While the hopeful believed that it will be the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus that will make the display jump, you shouldn’t expect any major changes until 2017. These too, will be temporary, according to today’s information.

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According to CEO Innolux, Wang Jyh-Chu, OLED is unlikely to replace LCD as the industry standard. His reasons include the fact that while it might be more cost efficient to produce OLED panels for smaller devices, for larger ones, it’s still LCD that takes the crown. To that end, Apple’s shift to OLED will only be temporary. Cupertino’s developing Micro LED, which is expected to outweigh OLED in all of its benefits; proposed and other. Micro LED displays come with benefits of their own. They’re lighter, allow for more brightness, resolutions and color gamuts. On the downside, they can be expensive to produce.

Of course, while today’s statements might be insightful, Apple’s final plans will only be known when the company unveils the iPhone 8 next year. The device has managed to garner more attention than this year’s devices. Invitations for the company’s event on September 7th have already been sent out, so it won’t be long until this years devices are with us. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

 

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