OLED Displays are coming to the iPhones, but not soon enough

South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd and the panel-making unit of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply organic light emitting diode (OLED) screens for Apple Inc’s iPhones, the Electronic Times reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources.

According to Reuters, LG and Samsung will be responsible for the future production of OLED screens for those next generation iPhones that everybody expects each new year.

Those new screens won’t arrive soon enough, though. Engadget points out that the Apple Watch already uses that kind of screen -it seems that doesn’t do any magic trick to its battery life- and Nikkei estimates that the iPhones with OLED screens will start to show up in 2018.

This adds up to previous rumors that let us know that Apple is opening a secret lab in Taiwan whose unique goal is to develop the screens of the future. Apple is trying to control more and more hardware components on their devices, and it seems OLED screen will try to be the next key differentiator against the competition.

Source: LG Display, Samsung Display to supply OLED screens for iPhones – report | Reuters

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.