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Curved OLED rumors continue to swirl around future editions of the iPhone

Curved OLED rumors continue to swirl around future editions of the iPhone

January 19, 2016

Yes, we’re still months away from the introduction of the “iPhone 7,” but the rumor mill continues to churn about technology powering other future editions of the handset.

According to South Korea’s ET News (via Digitimes and AppleInsider), LG Display is apparently planning to significantly increase its capacity to produce curved OLED displays. The company has been one of the rumored names that will supply the technology for Apple starting with the “iPhone 8” possibly in 2018.

The company’s 6G facility could produce 75,000 substrates monthly by the first half of 2017. LG Display’s 4.5G facilities already have a monthly capacity of 20,000 substrates.

Some advantages of OLED


The Apple Watch already features OLED technology.

While it looks like you’ll need to be patient to use an iPhone with OLED technology, it offers a number of advantages compared to the usual LCD display. It uses less power, which means an iPhone would be even more battery efficient. OLED displays are also thinner and lighter, offer wider viewing angles, higher brightness, and improved contrast levels.

The technology is also highlighted by faster response time and better color reproduction. Sounds pretty good to me.

You can see OLED technology on display right now on the Apple Watch.

For other news today, see: One company won’t listen to Apple, refuses to pull popular product, Discover music and enjoy your mocha with Starbucks and Spotify, and What would a 7-nanometer process mean for the iPhone?

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