SEC filing by Apple appears to confirm use of OLED screen on future iPhone model

SEC filing by Apple appears to confirm use of OLED screen on future iPhone model
There has long been speculation that Apple will replace the LCD screen long used on the iPhone, for an OLED panel in 2017. Next year, of course, will be the tenth anniversary of the handset. A report last month from the Nikkei Asian Review said that the OLED screen will be used on a special 5.5-inch 10th anniversary model, while the current LTPS (low-temperature poly-silicon) display will be employed on the 4.7-inch unit and a rumored 5-inch Apple iPhone.

Apple itself has seemingly confirmed that it plans to use an OLED screen on at least one 2017 iPhone model. An SEC 10-K filing made by Apple was studied by investment firm J.P. Morgan. According to the latter, the filing revealed that Apple has placed a purchase order sourcing about a year's worth of OLED supply, possibly from Samsung. The value of the PO is $4 billion.

Other potential suppliers of OLED panels to Apple include Sharp, which happens to be owned by iPhone assembler Foxconn, and Japan Display. Apple already features an OLED screen on the Apple Watch, and uses the technology on the Touch Bar employed on the new MacBook Pro.
 
source: AppleInsider

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9 Comments

1. jasrockett

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Catch up

10. adecvat

Posts: 630; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

This is not cheap amoled that is using in Samsung.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

U must be stupid. DISPLAYMATE, who test displays and has no affiliation with Apple or Samsung, has rated Samsung's displays as the best since the S5. Only Samsung displays have remained there since. Do you must be a special kind of stupid to ignore this facts. Since Sharp really doesn't make as many displays, Samsung has displays in more brands of phones than any OEM.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple welcome to 2011, like always you need to catch up!

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Suddenly OLED burn-in circlejerks will shut up because Apple perfected it

7. Papa_Ji

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

2013 or 2014 .... which generation???

9. zendeavour

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 03, 2016

So this will be for the anniversary edition iPhone 8 then. Will they switch from white background to black, to save energy? Will they remember to use the latest tech iteration to avoid burn? Will there be a freaking jack?

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Headphone jack are gone from iPhone forever. Putting it back would mean Apple concedes defeat to their user base.

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