New Apple SEC filing hints at an OLED panel for next iPhone

09 November 2016
The filing reveals a large OLED panel purchase extending over the entirety of 2017.

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  • AnonD-608440

Samsung laid out the path for Apple to follow. Next up is curved iphone then wireless charging then foldable phone. Apple doesn't need to invest in R&D any more. All they do is just follow Samsung's path. Hence Apple's budget for R&D is very low compare to mighty Samsung.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-137201, 09 Nov 2016Wow... people still with that burn-in thing... The only AMOLED... moreDoes the truth hurt you? You are just trying to justify the flaws of AMOLED just because you have S4 and you don't want to admit the issues of AMOLED. The screen of your S4 is worse than what it was when you first used your phone.

The AMOLED burns in even if it doesn't show static images. The AMOLED pixels degrade at different rate, so the colors gets distorted over time.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-72784, 09 Nov 2016You are just plain stupid if you think that LCD is better than O... moreYou are just too retárded if you think AMOLED is better than LCD. The slightly darker black of AMOLED is not important at all. It does not worth to deal with the flaws of AMOLED.

You just trying to justify the flaws of AMOLED just because you have S6 and you don't want to admit the facts. The screen of your S6 is worse than it was as new.

The AMOLED burns in even if it doesn't show static images. The AMOLED pixels degrade at different rate, so the colors gets distorted over time.

  • AnonD-72784

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2016It's a welcome change for me too. Been waiting for for 3 years n... moreI don't think that HDR is more important than true black color. LCD is good in daylight use, but when night comes, it's simply not match for OLED. HDR is good thing but most people will not even see a difference...

You forgot to mention JDI (Japan Display Inc.) and Sharp who will be making much better AMOLEDs for the iPhone than Samsung and LG.

Apple doing what it does best, copying Pixel phone.

  • Anonymous

it's ok..whatever it will be ppl still will be bashing until and article come...wow we've test the LED display and it is the most accurate we've ever seen...then ppl will start crazy for it..and tell how good it is...

  • Force Majeure

4.7" 750p on AMOLED too? Yeah, that sounds like a nice progress.

  • Sreens maniac

If next year apple choose OLED screen I buy iPhone this year, because I won't buy iPhone next year. OLED panel created diamon pentile technology. You will have less true pixel, bad viewing angles, bad color calibration, and I'm not talking about saturation like, I'm talking about true white color, you won't have them. And so because pentile you will have parlax effect when you read text content, because diamont pentile technology what have OLED will have less true pixels. Ask true sreen profesionals and that will answer. If apple can solve that problems, OLED can be better, with true balck. Over saturated colors, contrast. Also traditional OLED in long time pixel can burn, but that was with old technology OLED, in now days this does'nt exist.

What LCD technology have apple now, its best LCD of all LCD's. Maybe need more QHD resolution and bigger screen variant ( 5,7-6,2) better screen to body ratio. If apple choose other screen technology it maybe need more time to solve technology problems. Apple Lcd technology is excelent in these days. If they recreate OLED perfectly it will be good. All technology have problems.

  • AnonD-602386

Fusion, 09 Nov 2016Apple doesn't copy, they make it better..So others do the same thing. They didn't copy Apple, they try to make it better according to your stained-by-apple logic.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-72784, 09 Nov 2016You are just plain stupid if you think that LCD is better than O... moreIt's a welcome change for me too. Been waiting for for 3 years now. Now that AMOLED is reliable and most issues are solved it's good to see apple using it. But I disagree with you. I used to think that AMOLED is incomparable to LCD. I thought it was much better! But LCD is actually better in some aspects. e.g. HDR and lag.
Yes black levels are good but HDR is better.

  • AnonD-137201

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2016It's just a marketing gimmick. Most people are too dumb so they ... moreWow...
people still with that burn-in thing...
The only AMOLED screens that I noticed some burn-in was on store shelves, and phones that have been there for something about 6 months with screen on and maximum brightness all day...
I had a Galaxy S4 for 2 years with heavy use and today this phone is with my mother for a year and a half and no burn-in...

  • AnonD-72784

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2016It's just a marketing gimmick. Most people are too dumb so they ... moreYou are just plain stupid if you think that LCD is better than OLED. True black color is the most important thing that LCD will never have and this is end of the story for me. I have OLED screen in my S6 and not a single burn in in year and half of use (I've seen demo units in stores that shows static image almost all the time and I saw burn in in that units, but with regular use burn in is impossible). For me, this is a welcome change in iPhone.

  • Punisher

I really hope Apple won't go for amoled

  • Alino03

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2016It's just a marketing gimmick. Most people are too dumb so they ... moreI agree

  • Anonymous

AnonD-368020, 09 Nov 2016What's wrong with the current panels which they are using? How a... moreIt's just a marketing gimmick. Most people are too dumb so they thing OLED is better. They have no idea about that the second name of (AM)OLED is burn-in.

OLED screens have much shorter lifespan than LCD screens.

  • Fusion

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2016After Steve Jobs. Apple just copy what Android companies innovat... moreApple doesn't copy, they make it better..

  • AnonD-237590

rumors...

  • AnonD-276592

"AMOLED burns easily and produce oversaturated colors" -iFans 2014

  • ARYAN

Apple should make three variants : 5.5 inch, 4.7 inch and 4 inch
This is best plan,in my view.
5 and 4.7 inches are so close to each other in terms of size and no big difference.