‘iPhone 8’ to Feature Curved OLED Display: WSJ


An iPhone with a curved screen could be on store shelves as soon as next year, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Apple‘s suppliers say they have been asked to increase the output of thinner organic light emitting displays (OLED) and submit prototype screens with better resolution than displays from other competitors.

The Cupertino company has been battling slowing smartphone sales and is under pressure to deliver a hit phone when the iPhone marks its 10th anniversary next year. An iPhone with an OLED screen could be introduced as one of several models to be unveiled but would come with a higher price tag because OLED displays are more expensive to produce, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple has not yet officially announced or finalized the model as it is one of more than ten potential prototypes being considered, said the sources.

Rival smartphone makers from Samsung to Xiaomi and Google have already shifted from using conventional liquid crystal displays to OLED screens because they are thinner, lighter, and allow for flexible designs. OLED screens don’t require a backlight component to illuminate the screen, but they could be up to $50 more expensive to produce, according to analysts’ estimates.

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  • IAN

    What a waste of time & resources, most of the Android “curved screen” users say that it’s more GIMMICK than functionality.

  • KonstantinRD

    but wait… 🙂 Once Apple does it – it won’t be a gimmick anymore. It will be revolutionary and breathtaking…. /s

    Why do i hate Apple’s mentality so much yet still love and use their iPhones….

  • Dany Quirion

    whenever Apple take something that has already been done, it will be usefull because they are able to make it right.

  • I tend to agree. Apple normally isn’t first to do anything, but often polishes it up better than most competitors.

  • Salinger

    Agree. LOL But it’s not so much Apple’s mentality that’s annoying as it is many of the fanboys. See, if Apple had come up with a curved screen first and Samsung did it afterward, these message boards would be littered with people calling out Samsung for copying Apple. Now that Apple is following in Samsung’s footsteps, those same people can’t wait to see it because it’ll be awesome. 🙂

  • NOHoldsBar

    ThIs is not new. Back in the spring this info was posted on Macrumours.

  • NOHoldsBar

    Not true. It’s branding. #apple101

  • NOHoldsBar

    You should seek counselling. Your thought processes are flawed.