Although we are only in 2016, reports are rising which claim that Apple will release a bigger, fancier 5.8-inch iPhone in 2017, that will drop the LCD for a OLED display. According to the report, Samsung are investing over $7 billion into supplying OLED displays for iPhones which points to the possibility that Apple might make the shift from LCD to OLED displays in late 2017, early 2018.
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Per the note, DIGITIMES’ supply chain sources believe that 50 million of these AMOLED-equipped iPhones will make it out to customers in the first year of availability.
The report also claims that Apple will release the first OLED iPhone in a 5.8-inch model, which is 0,3-inches larger than the iPhone 6 Plus. This would send the iPhone display size just under the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which has a 5.7-inch display. This move would have happened sooner or later as technology is advancing as displays are getting cheaper to produce. Apple has been using the LCD since the original iPhone, so although this move is late in the device’s lifecyle, compared to everyone else, it is bound to happen. Let us just hope that the company is also implementing the OLED display into this year’s iPhone model, rather than wait another year to do so.
We know Apple is planning an event for March, at which we anticipate the company to reveal its cheaper flagship iPhone after the iPhone 5C, dubbed the iPhone SE, along with a new a new Apple Watch. We will just have to sit tight and wait, as always.