Apple Will Release All 3 2019 iPhones With OLED Displays
Apple has a busy few months ahead with the WWDC 2018 and September launch event. While we are yet to know telling details about the 2018 iPhone lineup, it appears that the 2019 iPhone lineup has a few thing sorted out already. We know that 2018 will see the launch of three iPhones, out of which, the most affordable one will have an LCD display. A new report claims that the 2019 iPhone lineup won’t have an LCD panel at all.
The report by South Korea’s ET News falls in line with previous rumours that Apple will complete its transition to OLED in 2019, with all models adopting the technology. The report apparently quotes an Apple official (Google Translate):
“Apple recently started planning the iPhone model in 2019 and decided to adopt OLED in all three types,” said an official from Apple who said, “The OLED used in the iPhone X (TEN) is a low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) LCD Quality, performance, and so on.
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This is not the first report to claim that Apple will move on to OLED panels completely in 2019. This rumour, however, is affecting a lot of companies involved in the business with Apple. Japan Display, the current supplier of LCD displays for iPhone saw a 20% decline in shares. Sharp Corp., another LCD supplier for Apple saw a 4% decline in its shares.
Samsung is the sole OLED supplier for the company as of now and even though Japan Display is moving on to producing OLED panels, it’ll only be starting out in 2019. This means that it won’t be able to compete with Samsung on any level due to lack of experience and bad timing. However, it appears that Apple doesn’t want Samsung’s display either. The company has allegedly invested billions of dollars in LG to get its OLED display manufacturing up and running. In fact, it is rumoured that LG will be the OLED supplier for 2018 iPhone X Plus.
The 2018 iPhone lineup is still a few months away from the launch. Hence, it is still early days for speculating what the 2019 iPhone lineup will look like but, it is never too early for iPhone rumours.