Poll results: Would you like to see AMOLED screens on future iPhones?

Poll results: Would you like to see AMOLED screens on future iPhones?
We asked you yesterday whether you would like to see Apple adopt the AMOLED display tech for its future iPhones, be it a few generations from now, and, lo and behold, more than 60% of our 1300+ respondents are willing to see this happen. A quarter of them don't really care, as long as it's the best solution for the particular moment, while 12% are die-hard fans of the current LCD display technology.

Both LCD and AMOLED screen technologies have their advantages and disadvantages, and it is often the way that the mobile device maker implements and calibrates them that matters, rather than the technology itself. The newer AMOLED tech is harder to come by and more expensive to produce at the moment, while the "older" LCD technology is constantly being innovated on, so it is often a matter of personal preference which one to pick, if you care at all about the display technology in your phone.

There have been persistent rumors that Apple might eventually use an AMOLED screen for its iPhone line for a while now, as long as it deems the technology with enough advantages and mass production capabilities to warrant a long hard look at it. Well, this constant barrage of iPhone-with-AMOLED rumors has finally gotten something of a timeframe, as both a reputable Apple analyst, and a display industry insider, have tipped that Apple is toying around with Samsung's AMOLED display technology for future iPhones. When we say future, this time we have concrete predictions for 2018 at the earliest, meaning that the next two iPhone generations may have already been pegged to still use LCD for certain.

Would you like to see AMOLED screens in future iPhones?

Yes, I am a fan of AMOLED technology
62.34%
No, I am an LCD fan
12.45%
I don't care, whatever works best
25.21%

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29 Comments

1. A.Adel

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

apple = lcd = s**t xD

3. Kumar123 unregistered

iPhone's display is the best. No $hitty burn in problem no matter which brightness you set your phone. Samsung's amoled panel is $hit. Severe burn in problem. Even in Nexus 6p which is supposed to have latest generation samsung's amoled panel has burn in problem and its coming from a reputable android blog review. Even LG's engineers commented that they are working on OLED panels burn in problem and in the future they will resolve the problem. Back to the article topic - I would like to have amoled panel only if they fix the burn in problem. Guess we have to wait at least 2-3 years for that.

5. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No visible burn in on any of my AMOLED panels since my S2. Lots of backlight annoyances (especially indoors) with my LCD panels, even on my iPad Air 2. Brightness reduction under an angle is quite bad and lack of contrast outside and glare limits visibility compared to AMOLED too. Which in practise, leaves zero benefits to me.

6. Kumar123 unregistered

I going to believe in reputable android blog like android police and famous youtuber who see severe burn in problem even in the latest and greatest like note 4, note 5, Nexus 6p rather than some random internet dudes.

8. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I'm not going give any statistical value to single bloggers or claims, but rather go by my own experience. Let alone listen to people with a track record like yours.

9. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And to back that up, here's worst case scenario, an old AMOLED panel after more than 4 and a half years of daily use, my old S2 now being used by my nephew:http://oi67.tinypic.com/1yv5n6.jpg No clear icons, lines or bars burned in, even when showing a 25% grey background, the ultimate torture test for burn in. Sure, there are screens being affected, but based on my use, your suggestion that it's a massive issue (practically every panel being affected), are way out of proportion.

10. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

boring you more with Samsung and the iPhone. Screens have reached its peak. , The battery should be made much stronger

24. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then I suppose you'll also believe in a reputable site like Displaymate that named the Note 5 display the best on a smartphone.

31. xgrgtr

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Stop lying

11. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

IPS LCD though is a mature technology and won't have much improvements in the future, AMOLED is a relatively brand new technology which will only get better as time goes by. In the end we are going to see more of AMOLED for AMOLED will allow you to make thinner devices (no need for blacklight), the display can be flexible, faster response times, the subpixels will improve and last longer, and cheaper prices (the process to make OLED panels is similar to an inkjet printer.)

12. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am yet to get my answer questioned by fanboys like you, if Amoled panels atm are cr@p, why did Apple go with it on their Apple Watch?

15. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Any image proof of the burns on Nexus screen?!

27. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

In what planet do you live? Every iPhone user knows that iPhone display is not good and not comparable to MOLED didplays. The more you talk, the more you proof, that you are a stupid iSheep. I recommend you to be quiet.

28. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Lol, stupid issheep. Kumar is an eyesheeep. Wth. Lmao. Hey Kumar.....

13. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

iFans hate AMOLED for now, soon they will claim it as "INNOVATION".

16. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Their excuse would be that Apple feels the tech is mature enough to be used on the iPhone.

19. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The reel poll should be. Would you like to see Samsung produce completly the IPhone?

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

as long as AMOLED technology consumes much more battery while displaying white, i'm not interested what i use the most on my phone is Twitter and web pages, which are both mostly white, so i dont want my phone to last 3 hours of SOT

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

I like u'r jokes :) damn u ifans logic is a bitc-

7. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I sure hope that you're not staring at fully white pages but mixed content (including white backgrounds) instead. In the latter case, there is little to no benefit for LCD left. Possibly only when you use 100% white backgrounds (many use shades of light grey) and black text only, which could be something like reading a book. In which case my phone offers the option for inverted colors too.

14. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

After Apple invented 2 GB RAM and 12 mp camera, they will invent AMOLED screen.

17. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Amoled is crap until Apple invents it with a new name. Then it will be awesome and everybody else will be declared obsolete and living in the past.

18. adecvat

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Amoled has flickering - R.I.P your eyes. Apple should stay with LCD, let Samsung fans suffer and pay doctors.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Like all the people who are now blind from using IPS panels? My wife and her kid have never needed or worn glasses ever. Until I got them both an iPod Touch where on that tiny assume 3.5" display burned their eyes trying to see everything so small. No AMOLED screen I ever used flickers. The down side to LCD is, if you are in a room with bright light natural or otherwise, the reflected light onto your eyes is very damaging from glare.

23. adecvat

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

PWM/flickering always exists in AMOLED displays. It's technology. And will harm your eyes after prolonged use.

25. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

ANY screen can harm your eyes for prolonged use. Stop this baseless hating please

29. adecvat

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Nope, iPhone and Sony screens are flicker-free.

26. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Interesting you write that. I had used only iPhones from 2009 until last year. Then got the GS5. Must say that the latter bothered my eyes for a while...Not so much anymore, but think my eyesight has gotten worse since using it.

30. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Samsung has shown the way. apple has to follow.

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