Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is finally giving in to OLED next year, but reports claim the iPhone 8 won’t come as expected. After years of holding back, the makers of the iPhone are said to be adopting OLED displays for their latest flagship device. However, the gadget will likely run into a few supply constraints, giving rise to another rumor currently circulation the internet. Due to a shortage in supply, Apple could very well find itself easing into OLED iPhones. This will be done in the form of three iPhone in 2017. Two of these will feature traditional LCD screens of the current iPhones, and a third iPhone 8 that will come with an OLED display.
OLED has seen huge rates of adoption among handset producers, especially those who make premium smartphones. Though the likes of Apple believe the display comes with its fair share of drawbacks, the tech’s superiority over LCD and normal LED goes without contest. OLED offers better viewing angles and enhanced, truer images. Dark shades gain added depth while there is noticeable vividness to brighter colors. The screens are a lot more durable, too. Their flexibility makes them less likely to scratch and a crack upon impact. On top of all this, the display tech allows for quicker response times times, making them ideal for premium handsets.
Apple must take up OLED now
Bearing this, the reason behind OLED’s mass adoption is not hard to see. However, Apple Inc. Has been an OLED skeptic for years. Despite the benefits, it is more costly than LCD or LED and has a shorter practical lifetime. These points are obvious deterrents to any phone maker who is out to cut costs while pushing out a truly resilient smartphone.
But Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has shied away from OLED long enough. The company now risks falling behind the premium smartphone market while popular rivals make headway with the technology. In the face of reduced iPhone sales and a desperate need to bump them up again, analysts are certain that Tim Cook and his firm would be shooting themselves in the foot if they don’t take up the screens this time around.
“We don’t know whether Apple’s OLED iPhones will be a hit,” said Tai Jeng-wu, president at Sharp. However, “if Apple doesn’t walk down this path and transform itself, there will be no innovation. It is a crisis but it is also an opportunity.”
Clearly put, experts believe the U.S, tech major has no where else to push LCD. It is old generation tech that features on a revered product, but even iPhone fanatics won’t be as faithful if Apple continues to hold onto to LCD while rivals make use of more exciting displays.
“Apple really needs to put OLED displays into their next model iPhones in order to stay at the leading edge of smartphone innovation,”reports Raymond Soneira. The man is a top analyst at DisplayMate Technologies. “Apple has taken the iPhone LCD display as far as it can go.”
Complex iPhone 8
However, the case is a bit more complex for Apple. The firm has to be cautious of high costs and reports claim that OLED suppliers will offer a limited supply of screens. Rumors claim the company will not run wild with OLED. Apple is expected to offer a single OLED iPhone 8 next year in addition to the conventional iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which will come with LCD screens.
That’s not to say the iPhone 8 will be a boring device either. Online talks paint an exciting picture of the device. They speak of long-distance wireless charging, a great way to keep your device powered for longer without the need for cords. News of an iris scanner has cropped up as well. An eye reader would add weight to firm’s already revered security measures. And despite the naysayers, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is unlikely to bring the audio jack back to the iPhone. For more iPhone 8 details, click here.