Apple Places Order With Samsung For 100M OLED Panels For 2017 iPhone 7s Plus
It was mentioned in one of our earlier reports that Apple will switch from LCD to OLED display technology for its devices soon. The time has come for production to begin as the Cupertino firm recently placed orders with Samsung for 100 million OLED panels for iPhones in 2017.Advertisement
Japanese-based website Nikkei was first to report that Apple would adopt OLED panels for iPhones sold next year, not in 2018. The iPhone 7S will most likely get the new display features instead of iPhone 7. The move is taken to revamp sales of iPhones, which suffered a setback in the fiscal first quarter this year.
Samsung is now busy creating a new OLED production line at its Asan plant for the order, according to a source cited by the Chinese edition of the Wall Street Journal. There is no room for doubts, as the report is supported by KGI’s analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for making precise predictions. He, too, shared similar information confirming the news.
Kuo further said that the 2017 iPhone Plus will sport a 5.8-inch screen. Wondering why Apple will opt for OLED instead of LCD? The former’s production cost is lower than the latter, reports GSM Arena.
Kuo also reveals that 100 percent of iPhones are built out of aluminum bodies, but the number is likely to fall to 40 percent following the launch of iPhone 7s Plus in 2017. Right now, the focus is on iPhone 7, which is likely to release in September.
As of now, there is no news whether the Cupertino firm will also approach LG for OLED production. But until now, the Korean company has been a key partner in making panels for iPhones. Keep checking this space for news on Apple issuing requests to LG for OLED production.
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