Apple’s iPhone 7s Could Feature an OLED Display
We’re just a few months into the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus era, but it’s never too early to start tossing around rumors about the next iPhone ‘s’ model, right? We’ve already been tuned into rumors that the iPhone 7 could be made even thinner if the Cupertino-based company opts to ditch the headphone jack. But over the weekend, attention in the tech community was turned towards the next, next iPhone, which could feature an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display—much earlier than previously anticipated.
According to a report on the website Apple Insider late last week, sources familiar with Apple’s business dealings said that the company had reached out to LG and Samsung in December to discuss the possibility of ramping up their OLED production in time for the launch of the iPhone 7s in 2017.
The publication Nikkei was among the first to report on the rumored switch from LCD to OLED in the iPhone late last year, and it was also Nikkei that broke the rumored news last week of Apple’s desire to bump up the launch of the displays in their flagship phone by at least a year. That decision, Nikkei reported, resulted in several major screen manufacturers to begin scrambling to fine-tune the technology and increase their ability to pump out the displays.