According to the Mashable, One of the biggest expectations we have for the upcoming iPhone 8 is an edge-to-edge OLED screen—but if a new supply chain rumor is true, that’s just the first step in Apple’s master plan.
A recent report claims every iPhone model will adopt OLED screens by 2019, according an article in The Bell spotted by MacRumors. OLED technology requires less power than LCD displays and produces brighter colors.
IF APPLE DOES MAKE A FULL ON MOVE TO OLED, LCD PRODUCERS
If Apple does make a full-on move to OLED, LCD producers, some of which have been experimenting with more flexible designs to stay relevant in the increasingly curvy smartphone ecosystem, could be cut off from the iPhone entirely.
A few new iPhones are supposedly coming this year: The aforementioned iPhone 8 with OLED, and iPhone 7S and 7S Plus units that will retain LCD displays and serve as incremental updates to last year’s 7 model.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 could be chock full of updates like the OLED display, some sort of new sensor system, a function area embedded into the screen to replace the home button for Touch ID, and wireless charging. All those updates could push the phone’s cost above $1,000, though — so the 7S and 7S Plus could still have their fair share of fans.