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Report: Apple iPhone 7S could be first iPhone to embrace OLED technology

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Report: Apple iPhone 7S could be first iPhone to embrace OLED technology
You might think that it is crazy to start talking about the Apple iPhone 7s, expected for 2017, when the Apple iPhone 7 has yet to have been introduced. But because of the long lead time involved in changing the screen from LCD to OLED, information about the iPhone 7s display is already being leaked.

According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, the switch to OLED is taking place with the iPhone 7s in 2017, one to two years earlier than expected. Previous speculation had Apple holding off on making the switch until the launch of the Apple iPhone 8 in 2018, and super analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to hold the course until 2019 at the earliest.

Apple could use an OLED panel to improve the battery life on the iPhone, and at the same time, making the switch will allow Apple to produce a thinner handset. One fresh report says that Apple is close to inking a $12 billion contract with LG and Samsung for OLED panels. Talk about such a deal first appeared just before the curtain fell on 2015.

source: Nikkei (translated) via TechRadar

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posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:38 2

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 1984; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Definitely 2017. That's why you get the S iPhone models and even numbered Samsungs

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:04 31

12. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


LMFAO Apple is always YEARS behind Android. Only the clueless buy Apple.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:12 8

15. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Not the case. I switched from the s5 to the 6s plus and I can tell you first hand that what you say isn't true.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 06:08 13

59. DefinitelyNotATroll (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)


So you switched an old device from what years ago to a device that came out 6 months ago and you're surprised that the s5 was worse? Good job

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 09:43 7

80. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9536; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? In what way. How about this. The S5 is IP67 certified against dust and water. Is the iPhone? Nope.

The S5 has a larger battery than the iPhone 6S, and a larger screen and even the older Super AMOLED display is still leaps better and more color accurate vs the iPhone 6S.

The 16MP camera on the back of the S5 is also better and the S5 supports sdcards.

The S5 out the box, still does more than any recent iPhone.

So I am curious as to what is better about the iPhone. Sure it has newer hardware. But not all of it is better. Even the S5 has a heart rate sensor. Does the iPhone? NOPE!

Am curious as to what is better?

Here. Here is a side by side omparison of the S5 vs the iPhone 6S.

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Apple-iPhone-6s,Samsung-Galaxy-S5,Apple-iPhone-6s-Plus/phones/9501,8202,9502
Please explain what is better about the iPhone 6S?

Be specific and come back with a legit argument. Not any fanboy BS.

Oh, and I included the iPhone 6S Plus. Even though the iPhone 6S Plus is 2 years newer vs the S5, it is only slightly better, when it should be much better. After all its 2 years newer and it almost only 6 months better and that's about it.

Look forward to your retort.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 10:35 3

83. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


Alright, I'm not a fanboy first of all. I switched because I wanted to get a taste of what iOS has to offer.
1. The dust cover broke off of my s5 broke off through normal usage after a year, negating any resistance although it was nice when it lasted. The iPhone, while not being labeled, does have some degree of resistance. Look it up.
2. I have the 6S plus. The battery is similar in size but the iPhone has much better battery life. The screen is also larger.
3. Camera quality is very good on both. I'm a casual photographer so miscoscopic differences don't really matter to me. I do miss sd cards however.
4. What is better about the 6s plus compared to the S5 aside from the newer hardware is Touch ID and battery life. Touch ID is extremely fast and accurate. I don't really miss the heartbeat sensor.
This is my experience with iPhone. It's my first one and I have to say I get why people like it and prefer it over Android. That being said, I am going to switch back to Android when my upgrade is available in a few months because I am way more invested in it.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 12:14 1

86. sissy246 (Posts: 806; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


1. The dust cover broke off of my s5 broke off through normal usage after a year, negating any resistance although it was nice when it lasted. The iPhone, while not being labeled, does have some degree of resistance. Look it up

Just so people know this is super easy to fix. I had the s5 and loved it would still have it but wanted the note 5 for size and s pin witch I use a lot.
I got the new cover off ebay, think I paid less then $10. Watched a YouTube video on it and took all of 5 minutes to fix And good as new.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 14:50

102. joevsyou (Posts: 768; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


all phones has a resistance to it. but You could chuck a s5 into pool and lit it sit there for hours with out ever doing harm to it. With any phone You can chuck it in a bowl of water and most of the time it will still function had long as you remove it in a decent amount of time without doing any harm. If you let it sit there then you risk doing damage

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 21:05 1

109. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9536; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Thanks for your response.
Will be short as I can.

Battery life. The iPhone has only dual core vs the S5 which is quad. A newer more efficient could vs an older a bit less efficient. But here is where the s5 shines. Sure on a case by case basis, the iPhone may last longer but it depends usage. Plus the S5 does offer Ultra Power Saving Mode, I can carry a spare battery, the phone has a USB 3.0 port which will charge the phone faster than an iPhone even without quick charge.

The 1080p display is still better on the S5 too and still uses less power than the present iPhone model display. The problem with the S5 battery is the fancier features. Turn the ones off you don't need and it's helps alot. My wife S5 still lasted rough time 12 hours with no issue.

Touch ID. Base on my playing with it for a week, I only though having the camera options pop up to be a nice idea. But it isn't quicker. A quick doubletap and my camera is up in .7 secs and I can quickly choose to record or snap a shot in all the time it takes you to wait for that small menu to popup.

I fine it no faster than long or short presses because in order to press harder to have ton press longer and waiting for something to happen was no faster than me using apps that require long and short presses.

I simply think Apple rushed to be first because they knew other OEMs were getting it and they half-assed implemented to rush knowing they can improve it later.

Not saying the heart rate sensor is a big deal. But having it on the phone and not needing to buy a dumb useless gimmicky smart watch to have it is a huge plus.

I agree 100% on the camera. In this video the phones are basically almost identicsl. The iPhone takes better low light shots. But the S5 pics are still sharper and it better lighting produce better looking colors in most cases as seen herehttps://youtu.be/6GC6YSQNVVg

Both the S5 and Plus model of the iPhone has OUS. Hardware OIS is better than software based. But I have to see a video to see that side by side.

But at least.it was a fan answer. Sound like you thought what to say as opposed to the typical one liners the fans go with and their marketing posts.

Lol. Thank you

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 10:42 2

84. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


And why is it a crime to use an iPhone?

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 13:55 2

92. marorun (Posts: 3435; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Not a crime just a bad move as you get much less for your money and then get stuck with iphone as you loose all app and other purchase if you switch to something else.

So personally i love to have the choice to switch as much as i want.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 11:59 3

85. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


This is true except i'll be honest here. The S5 didn't look so hot. That's was the main issue with the S5

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 13:53 2

91. marorun (Posts: 3435; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Techie i dont like apple but dont lie.

the 6S + take better picture all around than Samsung S5 the S5 took better picture than the 5S and nearly as good as the 6 dont exagerate..

S5 heart rate sensor was crappy at best...

for the rest well you are right lol :)

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 21:06 1

110. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9536; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


https://youtu.be/6GC6YSQNVVg

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 21:19 1

111. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9536; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


https://youtu.be/6GC6YSQNVVg

In this test video. The iPhone wasn't better than the S5 except in low light. But even with PA owns early rwview, they stated the 6s 12mp camera in many cases didn't take a better picture than the older model or it was only slightly better.

The present phone still takes pictures like you are using a fiah-eye filter all the time. I don't need my face to be blow up when I hold a phone 3 feet from my face. It still socks at wide angel shots which the S5 stiall nails. The iPhone still focuses on the is close and blurs the background, while the S5 makes the background Neary equally as sharp as what is close.

For a phone that is 2 years newer, the photos shouldn't be slightly better, they should show a 2 year gap in performance. After all, go compare a Note 3 photo and video to the Note 5. No one can argue the Note 3 comes vlose.in anything and the Note 3 takes awesome photos and 1080p videos and even its 4k videos are great.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:27 3

19. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


hater go away , go troll on an android article

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:34 10

23. lyndon420 (Posts: 4146; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Android articles are boring.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:49

27. Unordinary (Posts: 1453; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


hopefully your comment will not burn into my screen

Jk. They will perfect that tech.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:22 3

35. cheetah2k (Posts: 1539; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Wait WTF? only 10 years too late

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:44 1

42. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 524; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


only people who have zero friends insult people with different phones than their own, because anyone who actually has any friends will likely have amongst those friends someone who owns a phone different from their own.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 03:56 8

48. Finalflash (Posts: 2870; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


In this case it isn't about harassing someone with a different phone, but a hypocrite with a different phone. They hated on OLEDs for ages and now it is the best thing ever since Apple is "rumored" to be getting it.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 06:27 1

61. elitewolverine (Posts: 5172; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


No one said anything about best thing ever, only you did. Waiting for tech to improve is nothing new.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 07:41

67. Jimrod (Posts: 1185; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Exactly, so many of these guys get carried away with what the "iSheep" are saying that they fail to realise they never said anything, it's all in their own minds...

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 13:58

93. marorun (Posts: 3435; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I make fun of my friend who use iphone.. Sometime at party they try like 20 time to make a selfie its all look soft and fuzzy and then i show them the quality of my selfie on my moto x play and they like omg thats so good.

Lots of small moment like this :)

Another example when work colleague look around for a charger because half day they are out of battery but i am still way over 80% ( and i am probably the one using the most is mobile device in the office lol )

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 06:37 1

64. MrHate (Posts: 220; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


That feel when a brainless Apple hate reply which doesn't has anything to do with the comment is the top comment here.

Maybe the brain of most users here is years behind.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 08:02

69. willy.4 (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


Wait a minute Isn't this Apple innovation at it's best

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 16:39

108. jeroome86 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Please stop insulting Android. Saying a tech that is 3 years behind but runs smoother then Android isn't right. The S5 was a good phone at the time. It's been surpassed now. It's IP67 not that great because the little sub flap breaks off. I know 2 people at work and neither one has the flap anymore.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:11 17

14. s.kumaran (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Feb 2016)


As always apple is late to the copycat party.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:40 11

2. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


You gonna bet they'll coin a super fancy name for it ala ''retina'' or ''lightning''

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:50 28

6. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1329; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


"Introducing the new iOLED retina, a new revolutionary technology that allows individual pixels to turn off, therefore producing perfect blacks and saves power"

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:25 13

36. cheetah2k (Posts: 1539; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Yep, welcome the new "revolutionary" technology from Apple.. Technology not patented by them, supplied and built by others, used in Android phones for many years already... yep you guessed it

It'll be the Pencil, er, sorry, stylus all over again BWAHAHAHAHA

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 09:20

77. KyleRiemen (Posts: 118; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


Don't foget the "we reinvented everything".. :)

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:40 1

3. Ahovking (Posts: 704; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


I'm still betting my money on Ming-Chi Kuo production of 2019 at the earliest.

For Apple.. 2017 seems way to early, it doesn't makes since with the release of IOS 10 and the chance to redesign the operation system to have a black base color rather than a white base color so they can take full advantage of the OLED screens.

But despite all of that.. it not like Apple, Apple will wait for prices for OLED to fall and OLED technology mature a little further before adopting OLED

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 03:58 2

50. Finalflash (Posts: 2870; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They're getting desperate to make it seem worth it to upgrade to newer iPhones due to their recent peak in sales. If you do not maintain the illusion of superiority, eventually those who were only on the bandwagon for the ride will get off causing a large enough fall in sales to get others to think about "why" they are losing sales.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 05:37 1

58. nctx77 (Posts: 1872; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Ummm upgrading to OLED is not going to boost any sales lol! You hang around to many geeks. Samsung sales have been tanking since the S5. What's their excuse? All the other Android manufacturers aren't even worth mentioning lol!

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 13:12 1

89. Macready (Posts: 906; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Fallacy galore.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 14:02

94. marorun (Posts: 3435; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


agreed.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 21:30

112. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9536; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Tanking where? The S5 was the fastest selling S model. It simply died earlier thanks BS saying the S6 was bad and mocking the back cover and more. They ruined the S5 sales.

If you have an S5, the S6 is a nice upgrade per se, but considering what you may lose if those things are omportant, the s5 is still better
Moving from the S5 to an S7 is a smarter moves as you lose nothing and gain a lot

Considering the fact the S5 can stand toe to toe with last year's and this year's iPhone shoes just how good it is.

Trying pitting an iPhone 4/4S with an IPhone 6 and the iPhone will get laughed out of existance. Which is how it is suppose to be as the S6bstill is 2 years or so newer. But the 6S or Plus, don't blow the doors off the S5. Sorry it just doesn't.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 05:15

56. catze86 (Posts: 708; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Perhaps they speed the progres. I bet, one of their engineers saw iPhone 6s screen died in Everythingapplepro GS7 edge vs 6s plus bending test. Hurt their pride. haaha

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 05:17

57. catze86 (Posts: 708; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Perhaps they speed the progres. I bet, one of their engineers saw iPhone 6s screen died in Everythingapplepro GS7 edge vs 6s plus bending test. Hurt their pride. haaha

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:41 8

4. zeeBomb (Posts: 1984; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


One more thing...just like they say in the key notes, we're all going to forget and think Apple's the first OEM with an OLED display.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:47

5. Ahovking (Posts: 704; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


Apple will bring out OLED which will have retina resulting in a OLED screen with an unusually pixel density for a screen a certain size when compared to other OLED screens with the same size.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:54 15

8. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1329; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You mean higher than S6/S7's 577 ppi? I thought 500+ ppi is overkill and gimmicky?

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:56 14

9. kevin91202 (Posts: 549; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Not for VR. Soon, the Fruit will copy that too.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:36 5

24. lyndon420 (Posts: 4146; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


They pretty much have to with everyone else researching the concept.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 14:04

95. marorun (Posts: 3435; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


VR dont need high PPI just a good onboard screen.
The future and real VR use Screen for each eye directly in the device not a mobile device as a screen.

Samsung VR make my head hurt after 15-20 min of usage damn..
Occulus rift dont make my head hurt even after hours of usage and the quality of the VR graphic is like 10 time better.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 21:33

113. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9536; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Well they go hand in hand since you can't increase the PPI without increasing resolution. Unless you use some stupid non-standard resolution and a IPS display

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:58 1

29. Ahovking (Posts: 704; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


overkill? Sure gimmicky? no.. how its gimmicky i have no idea,

If i stare at my Note 5 and my Iphone 6s plus long enough i can see a difference, if i quickly swapping between phones for texting, emailing and browsing, i often forget that there is a difference and both screens in terms of detail and sharpness seem identical... its reaching the point where its becoming a huge pissing context and the actual benefit is becoming increasingly small.

When VR is out and starts to become mainstream, i could understand why everyone would be bumping their phones to 4k to work with the VR.. until then.. when i am not forcing on screen res.. Samsungs Note 5 2k screen looks identical to the iphones 6s HD screen.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:10 7

32. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1329; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You're kinda different aren't you? Other Apple fanboys usually say 326 ppi is enough, more is just a waste.
Good for you.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:28 7

37. cheetah2k (Posts: 1539; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Make the iPhone 6S screen 5.7" and then tell me again they look the same LOL..

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:36

40. Jimrod (Posts: 1185; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


But it's not 5.7". You don't get the whole pixel density/screen size thing do you?

Are you one of these people who always goes by "offscreen" benchmarks that are completely irrelevant since you always use your phone "onscreen" too?

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:48 4

43. cheetah2k (Posts: 1539; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


come on Rodjim, you missed the point totally bro

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 04:23 1

54. Ordinary (Posts: 2272; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


You do know you can choose at which resolution to play, right?

On-screen is irrelevant.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 07:43

68. Jimrod (Posts: 1185; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


That is a completely retarded comment. Just think about it.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 14:48

101. Ordinary (Posts: 2272; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Imma let you think about it. Do some googling.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 02:07

116. Jimrod (Posts: 1185; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


You only use your phone onscreen so its performance onscreen is all that matters.

Here's an example - take a Golf GTi with 230bhp engine, it's fairly quick, now put that engine in a freight train, it'll be completely useless, now put it in a go-cart and you've got yourself a rocketship. But it doesn't matter because you only have that engine in your Golf and that's the only way it will ever be used.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 14:05

96. marorun (Posts: 3435; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


the difference would not be thats big i bet.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 04:21 4

52. Ordinary (Posts: 2272; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


"Samsungs Note 5 2k screen looks identical to the iphones 6s HD screen"

roflcopter

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:52 20

7. kevin91202 (Posts: 549; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Copycats at it again.
1. 5.5" screen (Note 2)
2. Bottom phone jack (Galaxy Nexus)
3. "Plus" moniker (Galaxy S Plus)
4. iPhone 6 curves (Ativ S)
5. Curved 2.5D glass (Galaxy S3)
6. OLED screen (every Galaxy phone)

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:03 4

11. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER (Posts: 101; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


You do know that the biggest feature of all was copied by everyone else. Multitouch.

Otherwise, every feature you mention above would be irrelevant.

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