Expected to be unveiled sometime in September, the next-generation iPhone will apparently look similar to the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. But big changes are rumored for the handset in 2017 – including the addition of an AMOLED screen.
A bright future
The Apple Watch features the new display technology.
That new type of screen technology 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. The 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. You can see similar technology on display right now on the Apple Watch.
Samsung will benefit
And according to a new a report from Digitimes, Samsung should be reaping the reward.
New research says that AMOLED shipments will increase to 560 million units in 2019, more than a 100 percent increase from 2015.
Just for Apple, Samsung could be providing up to 120 million panels by 2019.
A major redesign
Other early rumors about the 2017 handset that say it will feature some type of new enclosure not made from aluminum. Back in April, our own Abdel Ibrahim speculated that the iPhone’s exterior could be made with Liquid Metal – a specialized type of metallic glass.
And it may also be without a Home button. In May, LG Innotek has announced the invention of a fingerprint sensor module that is built under the display’s glass. The company even said it is “in talks with some handset manufacturers to commercialize the new modules within the year.”