Apple has decided to use OLED panels in every iPhone launching in 2019. The information comes from South Korea’s Electronic Times. Although it has not been confirmed yet, the announcement stirred the pot in the LCD display market, as Japan Display’s shares fell by 21%.
Apple has been interested in OLED for quite some time, but it was only last year when the company featured this type of screen on its iPhone X, replacing the LCD panels for organic light-emitting diode panels. The OLED technology seems to be the one that is going to be used on screens and other devices such as tablets, smartphones and wearables (like smartwatches).
OLED screens found in devices like the iPhone allow the device to be power efficient and thinner, and they improve the image quality. Said screens might allow Apple to develop a flexible or curved iPhone, which is a field where both Samsung and LG top Apple. If the reports turn out to be true, South Korean manufacturers would be the most benefited from having OLED panels in every iPhone in 2019. Samsung would be the main source while LG would be another option to decrease prices and reduce Apple’s dependence on Samsung.