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Topic: OLED

First iPhone with foldable display could launch in 2020, says analyst

03/23/2018, 10:03 am

Apple could launch an iPhone with a foldable display in the next few years, according to a Bank of America analyst, predicting the first iPhone or similar Apple-produced device featuring the long-rumored -- and already patented by Apple -- display technology could launch as soon as the year 2020.


Sharp seeking iPad business, reportedly prioritizing OLED & IGZO panel production line change

03/23/2018, 08:03 am

Sharp will be making changes to its display panel production lines, according to a report, moving to increase the manufacture of IGZO and OLED-based panels, possibly in an attempt to acquire more display orders from Apple for the iPad and other connected devices.


5.8-inch OLED iPhone model could be 10 percent cheaper to produce than iPhone X

03/21/2018, 08:03 am

Apple's follow-up to the iPhone X will cost less to produce than the current model, a report claims, with the next-generation smartphone thought to have a manufacturing bill of materials more than 10 percent lower, despite expectations that it will have upgraded specifications.


Supply chain sources expect Apple to source 270 million iPhone screens, nearly half OLED

03/19/2018, 08:03 am

Apple is expected order for up to 270 million smartphone display panels throughout 2018, according to a supply chain report, with the volume of anticipated orders far exceeding Apple's best annual iPhone sales total by almost 40 million units.


Supply chain makes claim that Apple is already planning to ditch the iPhone X notch in fall 2019 releases

03/07/2018, 09:03 am

A questionable report from South Korean sources suggests that Apple is preparing a new display without a notch -- for phones 18 months down the road.


New rumor again claims Samsung cutting OLED shipments because of unexpected drop in iPhone X orders

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

Samsung is once again said to ship only half the number of OLED panels to Apple because of iPhone X order cuts as a result of poor demand, a questionable report again claimed on Thursday.


Apple granted patent using hinged OLED screen as a dynamic iPad or Mac keyboard

02/27/2018, 12:02 pm

Apple's new "dual display" patent could potentially allow for a future MacBook or iPad to use a second screen in place of a keyboard, eschewing physical keys.


Latest supply chain rumor suggests Apple could continue to sell current iPhone X model into 2019

01/26/2018, 03:01 pm

Rumors from Apple suppliers are now at odds with one another, as a new report contradicts earlier claims that the current iPhone X would be completely replaced by a new model later this year. Instead, it is suggested that Apple could stick with its usual strategy of continuing to sell previous year's models.


Supply chain chatter suggests Apple considering two OLED, two LCD iPhone models for fall 2018

01/26/2018, 10:01 am

A new report from the Chinese supply chain suggests that Apple is continuing to evaluate multiple sizes for the fall 2018 releases, with the latest claim saying that the the company is evaluating a 5.7-inch and 6-inch LCD device, plus both a 6-inch and 6.4-inch OLED iPhone.


Samsung faces increased competition from LG Display, Sharp for future iPhone OLED panel orders

01/12/2018, 08:01 am

Samsung may soon face increased competition from its display production rivals, with a report claiming LG Display and other manufacturers are stepping up their OLED panel efforts to try and secure future orders from Apple to supply screen components for future iPhones.


Apple putting pinch on worldwide OLED supply, Chinese vendors looking to mini LED in 2018 phones

01/11/2018, 08:01 am

Supply chain reports from China suggest that Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are looking at alternatives to OLED, as Apple grows the quantity of screens it needs for the iPhone.


Extreme OLED test finds Apple's iPhone X takes much longer to 'burn in' images than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

01/03/2018, 10:01 am

OLED technology is prone to image burn-in -- something that Apple worked hard to compensate for in designing the hardware and software of the iPhone X. A new and extreme stress test puts the iPhone X anti-burn-in capabilities to the test, discovering Apple's efforts have, in fact, put it ahead of the competition under the most difficult conditions.


LG may supply OLED for Apple's 6.5" edge-to-edge 'iPhone X Plus'

01/03/2018, 09:01 am

Apple and LG Display are allegedly finalizing talks on an OLED supply deal, which could see the latter provide panels for a rumored 6.5-inch iPhone, which is believed to be a jumbo-sized version of the iPhone X.


Bigger yields could let Samsung churn out 180-200M iPhone OLED panels in 2018

12/20/2017, 12:12 pm

Samsung Display has allegedly improved the yield rates for the OLED panels used in the iPhone X, and could manufacture as many as 180 to 200 million OLED panels for Apple next year.


LG Display hints at deal to begin making OLED panels for Apple's iPhone X

12/07/2017, 10:12 am

LG Display may be on the verge of providing display panels for the iPhone X, entering Apple's OLED supply chain earlier than expected and reducing dependence on Samsung.


BOE makes push to become Apple's second OLED supplier for iPhones

11/28/2017, 09:11 am

Major Chinese display maker BOE is reportedly investing billions into OLED production lines in an attempt to win orders from Apple, which currently relies exclusively on Samsung panels for the iPhone X.


Extreme test shows OLED iPhone X with 'dark mode' saves nearly 60% battery over 3 hours

11/10/2017, 10:11 am

After publicizing ways to reduce power consumption on the iPhone X OLED display, AppleInsider has begun to put the methods to the test to get a feel for exactly how much power can be saved. The answer: a lot.


iPhone X support document discusses Super Retina OLED screen off-angle viewing, image persistence

11/03/2017, 04:11 pm

A new support document discussing the Super Retina OLED display in the iPhone X addresses user viewing angles, as well as the possibility of image persistence when a display shows a faint remnant of an image that hadn't moved in a long period of time.


How ditching the home button on iPhone X could pave the way for a dynamic, foldable future iPhone

10/12/2017, 12:10 pm

Moving away from the home button could allow for future iPhones to be used in a variety of different orientations -- and different physical form factors. AppleInsider explains how the absence of a physical home button on the iPhone X could set the stage for future radical design changes, amid rumors that Apple is interested in pursuing a folding iPhone.


Apple seeks new patent for folding displays as rumors of a foldable OLED iPhone heat up

10/12/2017, 08:10 am

On the heels of a rumor that Apple is working with OLED maker LG on a future iPhone that could fold in half, a new patent application from the company describes the very same thing.