Apple to Use OLED Displays on iPhone 9  (Source:
Apple’s newest iPhones may feature a completely redesigned touch screen.

According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Apple Inc. plans three new iPhone models which will consist of a 4.7-inch model, a 5.5-inch model, and 5.5-inch or larger premium model that features a screen that curves on the two sides.

It is the premium Apple iPhone that gets special mention here as it will be the first iPhone known to use an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display.  This technology allows for curved displays very similar to the one used on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7.

Photo Source: Samsung
The other two iPhones will continue to carry the LCD (liquid crystal display) screens that are presently in use by Apple iPhones.

Photo Source: Apple
According to the Korea Times, an executive from Samsung Display has confirmed that future iPhones will be made with Samsung OLED display panels. "Samsung Display has recently renewed talks with Apple to supply its small-sized OLED displays for the next iPhones to be released in a few years, which I believe is around 2018," said the executive.

So why OLED instead of LCD?  Here are some Pros and Cons.

OLED Panel: Pros OLED Panel: Cons
•Light weight and very thin
•Great responsiveness
•Bright and bold colors
•Consumes less battery power

•Degrades quickly / may lose color clarity for reds and blues
•Expensive, thus reserved for premium devices
LCD: Pros LCD: Cons
•Ages very slowly
•Retains color well
•More durable
•Lower cost than most OLEDs

•Thicker and heavier
•Touch performance not as good
•Consumes more battery power
•Not as sharp in definition as OLED

Sources: CNET, Nikkei,,

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