Last month MacDigger wrote that famous “predictor” plans Apple Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI doesn’t expect to see OLED displays in the iPhone earlier than in three years, and now it has confirmed the rightness of the business newspaper Nikkei Asian Review.
According to journalists, Apple notified its suppliers that by 2018 intends to move to the use of screens based on organic LEDs. At the moment Samsung is the largest manufacturer of panels of this type in the world and is already working with California giant in this area, supplying the “dials” for Apple Watch.
The South Korean brand is the only manufacturers of OLED panels, which is able to ensure kupertinsky company with the required quantity of products. But by the time Apple starts using OLED panels, the situation may change. The company JDI, which is one of the main partners of the manufacturer of iPhone, plans to master the production of panels OLED.
According to the source, mass production of displays JDI starts in the spring of 2018, i.e. in the season when there should appear 8 iPhone with OLED screen. For these purposes the company will double investment in R & d and reconstructs one of the factories in Japan.
If production capacity is not enough to supply OLED-matrix iPhone in the Apple lineup will coexist two versions of the smartphone — with LCD and OLED screens, experts say. In Nikkei and remind about another problem OLED: with more brightness and less power consumption these displays have a shorter lifespan than existing LCD panels. This question Apple and its partners now are doing just that.