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Apple is betting the future of the iPhone on OLED displays

by Josh Levenson | July 7, 2017July 7, 2017 9:30 am PDT

Rumor has it that the much-anticipated iPhone 8 will be Apple’s first smartphone to ship with an OLED display, but Nikkei Asian Review believes that the high-quality panel will be standard on all iPhones from 2018.

The publication has caught wind that the Cupertino company is considering launching three variants of the iPhone next year, with the final decision likely depending on the success of this year’s iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 8.

If Apple does decide to transition from an LCD to an OLED panel for all future models of the iPhone, it’s going to have a tough time finding a supplier that’s able to continuously produce screens to meet the high demand for the firm’s smartphones.

This year, Apple is expected to launch three iPhones at the same time: the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 8. However, only the latter is expected to sport an OLED display — and that could be hard to come by when it launches.

Apple may be doing a little bit of wishful thinking

How exactly Apple thinks it’s going to produce panels for three iPhones in a timely manner, when the iPhone 8 is reportedly behind schedule, is a mystery.

Let’s just hope it gets it right or you could be waiting for two-to-three months to get your hands on the iPhone 8s.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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