Rumor: All 2019 iPhones Will Come With OLED Displays
According to the South-Korean Electronic Times, Apple will be completely switching to the OLED display technology for its entire line-up of iPhones, starting in 2019. For the much-anticipated release of the next generation of iPhones this coming September, Apple is expected to use OLED displays on the more expensive options, while there also will be a cheaper device with an LCD display. All three smartphones are expected to retain the notch currently present on the iPhone X.
The new iPhones in September will succeed the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus as well as the iPhone X, the latter already using an OLED display delivered by Samsung. It’s expected that Apple will introduce smartphones with sizes of 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches, and 6.5 inches. The screen has been praised by critics at the time of release for its brightness and color accuracy.
In terms of differences, OLED displays generally achieve significantly better image quality and viewing angles than LCD displays. Because the pixels are organic and black can be turned off completely, the contrast is also infinite.
Nonetheless, Apple will likely focus on the 2018 line-up of smartphones first, which will most likely be the last year of iPhones with an LCD display. Apple is holding its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next week, where more information about the upcoming iOS 12 operating system is expected.