Although Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus review made a big jump to a comparison between the two smartphone cameras next to the competition, and also looks at the stock shortages, all these happened in the past seven days across the world of Apple. The latest information surfaced regarding on 2017’s iPhone 8. With Sharp, Apple is planning to supply OLED screens for its next-generation iPhones, according to a Bloomberg report. Here is everything you need to know.
Following news that Sharp is keen to spend half a billion dollars on OLED screen technology, as we got the actual cause on why the company is so desirous to spend the cash. A new report has Apple tapping Sharp up as a potential supplier of OLED screens for a future iPhone.
OLED screens however have a number of benefits over the traditional LCDs found on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Offering a screen that is 25% brighter with a wider color gamut, but not as sharp and certainly not as colorful as the Super AMOLED panel on the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and burning-star Note 7. OLED for one, will offer more saturated colors, which really make photos and videos pop. Secondary part, OLED screens tend to offer better contrast, reason, they are capable of displaying pure blacks. The iPhone can look a little cloudy when displaying black.
If and if Apple is indeed eyeing Sharp as a potential provider for the next OLED screens that would be the first kind to grace an iPhone, then such deal would heavily depend on the company’s ability to meet Apple’s stringent quality control systems as well as the huge demand it would have for heavy volumes of such screens.
On the other hand, OLED screen offer wider viewing angles than LCD panels and an OLED iPhone should last longer on a charge, because the technology that is used promises less battery drain.
Sharp says it’s investing a whopping $560 million on OLED technology, as the company announced this week, for the development of its OLED production facilities. With the goal of starting output by June 2018. But that doesn’t mean the iPhone won’t be getting an OLED screen before then. The report also makes plenty of sense if Apple is dangling the carrot of a big iPhone contract in front of it.
Timeshares may be a problem here, however, Apple’s tent anniversary iPhone, nevertheless believed to be dubbed the iPhone 8, will be released around the timescale next year. Rumors of an OLED screen bound for that device have been all-around for quite some time now, the supply constraints of OLED screens are already in place across the globe.
Innevitable! Next year’s iPhone is expected to have a number of technological advances, not least in a bright and vivid OLED screen. More information about the 10th anniversary iPhone model come out this week, as highlights how the lust for the jet black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is validating Apple’s choice of an all-glass iPhone in 2017. Having a company supply enough OLED screens to meet iPhone levels of demand in no mean feat, but it is believed that OLED will come to specific model of iPhone next year rather than making an appearance across the entire lineup.
Things pan out for Sharp, Apple will need to move to OLED sooner or later. With the fame of Samsung shipping gorgeous OLED displays in it own flagship devices, and the rest of the industry following suit, Apple has stuck with damn LCD for longer than many would have liked. Just jump over to OLED, and we can’t wait to see a Jet Black iPhone with an OLED display.
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