Big changes for Apple iPhone in 2017

Samsung Display Co. will begin supplying Apple with OLED display panels starting in 2017, according to The Korea Herald.

The deal is worth $2.59 billion which translates into Samsung providing Apple with 100 million units of 5.5-inch OLED panels annually.

Currently, all iPhones have LCD based displays so to switch to OLED displays really is a big change. OLED panels remove the need for backlighting used in traditional LCD panels. This should mean slimmer bezels on newer iPhones. OLED displays should translate into crisper images and brighter colours. However, the downside of OLED panels is more expensive manufacturing costs with shorter life span and the dreaded screen burn. Let’s hope these issues are non existent by 2017!

2 thoughts on “Big changes for Apple iPhone in 2017

  1. Screen burn shouldn’t be a problem for you. You have to keep a phone for more than a couple of months!

    Seriously though, I didn’t think that it was so much of a problem with Samsung’s latest screens.


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