Recently we got some reports based on analysis suggesting Apple’s plan to upgrade the display panel being used for its iPhones. The reports suggest the Samsung Display’s OLED panels to replace the currently-used LCD panels on future devices. Though the change is not expected any soon but certain developments show some concrete steps in this regard.
According to the analysts though the OLED is a consideration but there are many other developments too that shows LCDs not going out soon. Current LCD suppliers of Apple are reported investing heavily on their technology to bring new features. Thus the bid to keep LCD panels at the top of OLEDs the suppliers apparently is ruling out any chance for display panel replacement.
Although such developments may rule out the replacement of iPhone display panels soon still there are many talks suggesting something different. We got a report out of a Korean publication citing sources from the display industry. The report quotes an alleged statement that Samsung and Apple has renewed talks over the OLED display for iPhones. It further states, Samsung Display may ship small-sized OLED panels for iPhone but after few years, probably by 2018. As per the details of the statement:
Samsung Display has recently renewed talks with Apple to supply its small-sized OLED displays for the next iPhones to be released in a few years, which I believe is around 2018…
Samsung Display-manufactured OLED displays have so far been used in all Galaxy flagship smartphones. But demand for handsets will remain weak as time goes by because the handset industry will be reshaped further. Samsung Display needs to have a long-term contract with new and trustworthy major customers for OLED displays…
But the Chinese won’t replace Apple’s brand image. If Samsung starts to ship OLEDs for new Apple iPhones, then this will be huge… Despite the current advantages that LCD have, the display industry in which Korea has long been a leader, needs new momentum for further growth. Prices are being brought down and other technological issues are rapidly being addressed. If Apple adopts OLED technology in its next iPhones, this will benefit the entire ecosystem in the global display industry.
Samsung Display is currently equipping the large variety of company’s own devices with OLED panel. Almost of the Galaxy flagships are featuring the AMOLED display which also adopted by many other venders. However with new advancements in the smartphone industry improvements are must. Thus if it comes to iPhone by the expected period we may find in a new way.
The arrival of OLEDs to iPhones is however a big step to count and we can map the huge shipment Apple will get from Samsung. Besides the Apple iPhones, the development in itself will prove a notable step in the display industry where Korea has long been the leader.