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2018 iPhone Lineup to Feature OLED, LCD Models: REPORT

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Apple is reportedly handing out display orders for its next-gen 2018 iPhone lineup, which is widely rumoured to include two OLED models, a 5.8- and a 6.5-inch model, as well as a 6.1-inch LCD version.

According to a new report from Chinese-language website China Times (via Apple Insider), Apple will tap Samsung for its 2018 OLED iPhone displays, just like it did for last year’s iPhone X. At the moment, Apple relies upon OLED displays from both Samsung and LG, the latter of which provides the display technology for the Apple Watch.

Earlier reports claimed that LG, Sharp, and Japan Display are all in stiff competition to gain Apple‘s OLED iPhone display business this year, although none of the firms’ production capabilities have yet to be brought to their full potential. According to the report, LG, who is believed to have the largest potential as Apple’s secondary OLED iPhone display manufacturer, is hoping to reach full production capacity by 2019.

The report echoes an earlier rumour which suggests that Apple could have several iPhones in the works of different screen sizes. One of which will be a 6.1-inch iPhone, while the others are said to be of the 5.8- and 6.5-inch variety. According to the report, the 6.1-inch model will be of the LCD variety, and like its OLED siblings will feature an edge-to-edge display and Face ID technology.

Finally, the report claims that Japan Display will be in charge of supplying the 18:9 LCD panels for the 6.1-inch iPhone variant, with LG helping out with the slack. Additionally, General Interface Solutions and TPK Holdings are both expected to supply the touch panels for the same phone.

Yesterday, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple will discontinue the first-generation iPhone X when the next-generation iPhone lineup launches later this year, instead of making the model available at a cheaper price.

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  • FragilityG4

    6.5” OLED screen would be sweet!

  • karinatwork

    I truly hope that they will be sticking with LCD. That stupid OLED screen caused me nothing but headaches. Literally. The flickering is insane. And the phone was always hot to the touch.

  • FerrariF1

    must have been a faulty unit. I havent had any of those issues and got it on launch day.

  • FerrariF1

    oh i agree!!

  • FragilityG4

    Mine works perfectly! Never had any heating issue or flickering. Watching Planet Earth II on it was pretty wild!

  • Tim

    Except for the part where you’re watching large format cinematography on a 5.8 inch screen with an asymmetrical black cutout forcing you to make the video even smaller, or put up with on an unsightly, overlapping artifact.

  • FragilityG4

    I never notice it. In fact I want the notch bigger just to p— off the complainers hahaha ?

  • Léon

    iPhone X display refresh rate is in fact 60Hz as per Apple’s own developers documentation. It’s the same 60 Hz all the way down to the iPhone 6. I can provide a link if needed but if I include it now, this comment will never be posted, lost forever in ‘waiting for moderation’ limbo.

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