A new report comes from The Nikkei Asian Review where the President of Sharp as well as another senior executive of the company both confirmed that next years iPhone will no longer be using the current LTPS display technology, but rather will be using OLED screens.
A remark made by Sharp president Tai Jeng-wu at Tatung University during a graducation ceremony to some of the schools students hinted toward this. The iPhone has been evolving and now its switching from LTPS to OLED panels. We dont know whether Apples OLED iPhones will be a hit, but if Apple doesnt walk down this path and transform itself, there will be no innovation.
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It is only in Apples best interest to innovate the iPhone as much as it can, for the products 10-year anniversary, no less. Apple has been plateauing lately and its growth is slowing down. In order for Apple to keep growing, it cant afford to release more new phones with minimal hardware changes.
Tai says Sharp is committed to developing OLED technology for these displays, but Tai has also not specified exactly when Apple will start using these displays. If Sharp can do it, Samsung could have a new rival to the Super AMOLED display.
The Nikkei Asian Review recently reported that Apple has planned for three iPhone models next year with the premium 5.5 inch model sporting a curved OLED panel. The same report also stated that next years iPhone could feature a new chassis reminiscent of the iPhone 4 with a second slab of glass on the back. With those odds, perhaps Apple plans to add wireless charging to the new iPhone.
Source | Via