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

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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114 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

12. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

15. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 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.

59. DefinitelyNotATroll

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 13, 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

80. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

83. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 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.

86. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

102. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 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

109. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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

84. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

And why is it a crime to use an iPhone?

92. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

85. Hypergy

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 24, 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

91. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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 :)

110. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

111. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

19. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

hater go away , go troll on an android article

27. Unordinary unregistered

hopefully your comment will not burn into my screen Jk. They will perfect that tech.

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Wait WTF? only 10 years too late

42. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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.

48. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

61. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

67. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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...

93. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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 )

64. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 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.

69. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

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

108. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

14. s.kumaran

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 18, 2016

As always apple is late to the copycat party.

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

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

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

36. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 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

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