Apple passed on using AMOLED displays for the next iPhone?
0. phoneArena 26 May 2010, 23:06 posted on
According to insiders, Apple discussed some business with Samsung Mobile Display about utilizing their display technology on their upcoming iPhone...
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1. sad sack (unregistered)
Smart move, Apple ;-) Just look at the delays the Droid Incredible is now experiencing - besides, AMOLED is apparetly even worse in direct sunlight than LCD.
2. erikiksaz (Posts: 139; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)
AMOLED may be, but super AMOLED is not. But, unless the majority of your cell phone use is outdoors (which I bet it is not), why sacrifice on the quality of the screen?
3. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
This is so true. I read that my Nexus One has AMOLED, but seriously, I have so much trouble seeing it here in sunny California. I always have to go to the settings with my hand over the screen, trying to navigate and change them from Auto to the highest brightness. Even at that setting, it's still somewhat difficult to see. At least we have an easier option in Froyo to switch it on the Power Controls widget. I'm not trying to complain since I love the OS, but it is really annoying and I'm actually experiencing it for myself.
7. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)
Its a no win situation...Great AMOLED screen than terrible sunlight reflection..if you get LCD then the quality is not as good. Both suck at finger prints....I wish I could make up that type of technology...or the technology to dissolve all of the oil in the gulf coast...I would be a billionaire right now
13. YKLA (unregistered)
Both suck at finger prints? What is has to do with panel technology since the panel by itself is behind the piece of glass??
9. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
Disolve.. you need to recapture it, why disolve a limited natural resource.
10. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
AMOLED is where technology is going why deny the transition...seems cheap and selfish of Apple as usual...
4. surethom (Posts: 382; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Apple has not gone with AMOLED this year because they have got to have a reason for you to buy the 2011 version. come 2014 Apple will run out of hardware & software ideas, where will they go then, they need to release more than 1 version of the iphone to stay in the phone business.
8. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)
HIS ENGLISH TEACHER FAILED
11. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
I agree with surethom, When has Apple NOT done this...iPhone, 6 months, iPhone 3g, 6 months, iPhone3gs, 6 months iPad, With little to no changes SO drastic to warrant 3 devices in this current technological age. Even their iPods, cmon what kind of iPod does video but cant take snap shots? WTF?!?! How many Nano's does t take to screw in a lightbulb..lets have a 1/2 inch screen to watch color videos...come on! You are seriously naive if you dont agree, or your the exact consumer Apple is looking for.
5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I wonder if these are the same insiders that said the iPhone would launch on Verizon back in February... This isn't against PhoneArena...but more against these insiders who haven't been right about jack as of yet.
12. Forgive Durden (unregistered)
It's great to know that Super AMOLED is still niche! Only 2 cells got them in the entire world, The Wave and Galaxy S and am way happy to have the Galaxy S!