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  • iPhone is Unlikely to Adopt AMOLED Display At Any Point in the Near Future


    Apple seems to love their LCD displays for their iPhones. It has been used in there for years, despite some minor tweaks to it each year to improve color saturation and other aspects of the display. Nonetheless, while competitors like Nexus continue to use a much preferred AMOLED display on their smartphones, Apple seems to be dragging their feet at adopting the newer technology for their smartphones.

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now suggests that it may stay that way for at least another three years. Apple doesn't appear to show any interest in adopting the AMOLED technology in their near-future iPhones, as they appear to be readying new orders for TFT-LCD displays from Foxconn, suggesting they'll keep their current display technology yet again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ming-Chi Kuo
    Based on recent comments by Minebea, one of the main iPhone backlight unit suppliers, we believe AMOLED will not penetrate iPhone for the next three years. Moreover, Hon Hai is preparing to invest in Gen-6 LTPS TFT-LCD production lines in Zhengzhou, China for mass production in 2018, suggesting the iPhone line will likely stick with TFT-LCD technology in 2018 and thereafter. […]

    Minebea, major BLU supplier of iPhone, stated to investors on November 5 that it does not foresee risk of TFT-LCD share loss to AMOLED in high-end smartphone market in next three years & guides growth in TFT-LCD going forward. As Apple and Samsung are the only two brands that currently offer premium smartphones, we think Minebea’s statements imply it does not expect iPhone to adopt AMOLED in the coming three years, given that Samsung’s models are already being equipped with it.
    It's worth noting that although there are conflicting reports, there is more evidence suggesting that Apple will retain its current display technology than there is evidence of Apple switching to AMOLED display technology. It would be a nice upgrade for the iPhone, but at this point in time it just appears to be cheaper for Apple to go the route of LCD yet again.

    That's not to say it'll never happen, but it sounds like it probably won't be for another few years.

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone is Unlikely to Adopt AMOLED Display At Any Point in the Near Future started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      Fine with me. I don't really care for the oversaturation.
    1. xushi's Avatar
      xushi -
      Quote Originally Posted by gldoorii View Post
      Fine with me. I don't really care for the oversaturation.
      It's settled then.

      The whole world will not get that feature because you're ok with it =]
    1. luckyluch's Avatar
      luckyluch -
      Remember that Samsung makes there screens lol. That is all.
    1. Al226's Avatar
      Al226 -
      Quote Originally Posted by luckyluch View Post
      Remember that Samsung makes there screens lol. That is all.
      Their*
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      F'n Apple and Tim Cook's disdain for AMOLED. That was the one thing I was dying for Apple to implement...but nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...f'n apple. The only thing Apple cares at the moment is how to make their next iphone paper thin by sacrificing everything :rollseyes:. I guess Android phones will continue to enjoy their much superior screen tech to apple's ****** ips screens. At least give us Quantum Dot if nothing else.
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Same analyst who predicts 4" iPhone. What a hack. Opinions are the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, understanding or proof.
    1. IChi1d's Avatar
      IChi1d -
      Im confident they will adopt it but not yet, theres more money to be made and maybe just maybe they will reinvent amoled or just jump on the next best thing and drop it all together, after that by the time of the release of the current mobile device. Will they really drop the home button? Well then what?
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      What about the new nearly indestructible screen? I think thats the future too bad its Motorola
    1. fredHD's Avatar
      fredHD -
      I know Apple like to give a new tech when they think it's right but they need to let go of that strategy and follow the trend a bit, they can easily do it they have some of the best engineers and designers. iPhone 7 better be worth it!!
      PS: ModMyi gives us some 3D Touch love [emoji23]