A new report reveals that Apple will be able to see the first iPhone model with a curved OLED display next year. Apple is testing more than 10 prototypes of more than 10 iPhone models.
Until today, many sources have argued that Apple will market the first iPhone model with a curved OLED screen next year. New news from the Wall Street Journal also supports these rumors. Raporda says OLED version will be one of the iPhone models to be introduced next year. But it will have a higher price tag than other iPhone models.
OLED displays open up thinner, lighter and more flexible designs, but according to analysts, they are $50 more expensive than traditional LCD screens. Unlike LCD screens, OLED screens do not need a backlight to illuminate the screen, so they can be more energy efficient. When viewing black pixels, the fact that the OLED displays are completely off will also extend the battery life.
The report is said to have more than 10 different Apple iPhone prototype being developed. For this reason, we can see a version with OLED display next year. Earlier this year, Apple will continue to market new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models with traditional LCD displays, according to previously published reports.
Apple will probably cooperate with Samsung as the primary OLED display supplier. However, LG Display wants Japan Display and Sharp to be ready for production in 2018. As you remember, Sharp President and CEO Tai Jeng-wu has confirmed Apple’s plans to switch to OLED technology in the past month.