This time around in 2016 we won’t be seeing an hype in iPhone screen size beyond the current 5.5-inch display, though there will be a 4-inch hardware within the next few weeks, but today’s news comes from a speculation publication DigiTimes with a claim pertaining to Apple’s future plans for the 2017 iPhone. Suggested that Apple will make the move across to adopt OLED displays in future iPhone models. While KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that move could be as far away as 2018-19. With this latest report hitting the web claiming that Apple could possibly launch a larger 5.8-inch iPhone model with OLED display as soon as next year.
This latest reportedly gives a glimpse to Apple’s preferred future screen technology not only adds further fuel to the OLED trend, but it also introduces the idea that the Mac maker is ready to go larger again, by introducing a 5.8-inch iPhone option that would draft the current iPhone 6s Plus hardware, which sits at a .3-inches less.
If this report accurate, then it’s point to a 5.8-inch iPhone 7 with an organic-light-emitting-diode (OLED) display in 2017 or 2018. Would be the first iPhone model sporting an OLED display – a technology that Samsung adopted years ago for its Galaxy S series of mobile phones and is featured prominently on the newer versions of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The source also relaunches previous belief that Apple would employ the manufacturing services of Samsung, LG, and Japan Display to provide the company with enough panels to confidently produce the kind of numbers of iPhones that they desire. Apparently, the initial partnership would see Apple using Samsung as the main supplier of OLED panels, before allowing LG and Japan Display to filter into the process further down the line.
However, it’s important to note that this Taiwan-based publication is often cretisized for “sketchy” reports, and of course is simply reporting what it hears from suppliers at the moment. The real question at this point isn’t “if” Apple prepping to bring OLED technology, but more “when” it will happen. “iPhone Pro” is also being bandied about as possible branding for a larger iPhone, then.
OLED displays are typically thinner, lighter, withg a smaller bezel, nevertheless, have a faster response time, better viewing angles, more vibrant colors, high-color accuracey, and an always-on display mode will be presented by Apple in the next twelve months time on iPhone model.
Expected to see Apple officially announce its March 21st media event in a very near future, which will see the introduction of the iPhone SE, a 4-inch device that offers the same aesthetics as the iPhone 5s but with internal specs of iPhone 6s. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to follow suit later in the year, making an official public launch of iOS 10. If these rumors turn out to be true, then it could potentially be the last major iPhone updated to ship with a LCD panel built-in.
It seems unlikely that Apple will be in a progression to make the move across to 5.8-inch OLED display as early as the iPhone 7s, could be attached with the likes of iPhone 8? Starnger things happened and will never know it might just happen in reality.