It was recently reported that Apple is planning on using OLED displays on future iPhones. Yet another report on Japanese website Nikkan has reiterated this notion, but says that one shouldn t expect it before the iPhone 8 in 2018. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
Earlier reports claimed that Samsung and LG have approached Apple to manufacture OLED displays for iPhones. But the new report claims that it is Japan Display that is gearing up to supply the displays for future iPhones. The company however will only be able to have a prototype ready by late 2016, and will start mass production in 2018. In other words, the earliest we can hope to see an iPhone boasting OLED display is like to be in 2018. In the meantime the forthcoming iPhones will continue using LCD displays. Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
LCD displays are comparatively cheaper, and Apple has only recently opted for OLED displays on the Apple Watch. Apple s design guru Jony Ive recently went on record to praise the Watch s display, while also saying that the LCD screen on the iPhones now feels dated.
In the meanwhile, there are quite a few rumors circulating around Apple s next launch, which is likely to be an affordable iPhone 6c. This smartphone is expected to be an improved version of the iPhone 5s featuring a 4-inch display, A9 chipset, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel Facetime camera, TouchID sensor, and NFC for Apple Pay. The smartphone is expected to be priced between $400 and $500, and could be launched in early 2016.