Apple reportedly invested $ 8.4 billion in LG Display OLED screens to power future iPhones

Rumor: Apple wants OLED on the next iPhone, but enough supply chain is still a doubt [atualizado 2x]

For years there has been talk about the possible adoption of technology (AM)OLED on iPhones, and rumors of it in the next generation are hotter than ever especially after Sharp’s president’s statement.

Today was the Bloomberg to put firewood on the fire, but with one thing: although the migration from the LCD to OLED is Apple's desire, there is still a great doubt about whether "IPhone 7s" (or “iPhone 8”, perhaps due to the tenth anniversary of the smartphone).

According to sources Bloomberg, even with four major OLED screen manufacturers Samsung, LG Display, Sharp and Japan Display there are suspicions that together they would only be able to meet Apple's demand from 2018.

No wonder Ming-Chi Kuo, from KGI Securities, says that we might even see an iPhone with OLED in 2017, but only on the top-of-the-line 5.5-inch model. The 4.7 "and 5.5", "input", would continue with LCD. The analyst also bets that the dual camera system will remain exclusive to the Plus models, next year.

(via MacRumors, AppleInsider)

Update · 11/17/2016 s 12:53

The fact that we are so far from the official release makes the rumors more uncertain than ever. No wonder that KGI Securities' own Ming-Chi Kuo now claims that the OLED iPhone will actually have a useful display screen. 5.1-5.2 inches although it may adopt a 5.8-inch panel itself, as the analyst said last September. What that means in practice, I don't know.

Kuo reiterates, however, that the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD models will continue to sell.

(via AppleInsider)

Update II · 11/17/2016 s 13:04

In parallel, now Kuo also added that both cameras of the next iPhone Plus model will have optical stabilization. The iPhone 7 Plus, as I noted in my full review, only has stabilization on the wide angle lens.

(via MacRumors)