We’ve barely gotten over the latest iPhone 7 rumors and already gossip is flooding in about Apple’s plans to switch from the LCD screens that feature in the current generation of iPhones to OLED displays. According to the rumor mill, which in this case is Nikkan, Japan Display, one of Apple’s biggest suppliers of LCD screens, have begun converting their Ishikawa-based factory into a test production line for OLED screens to try and win manufacturing orders when the big switch finally happens.

With a test line set to appear early next year, Japan Display hopes to achieve mass production capabilities by 2018, just in time for iPhone 8 orders to start rolling in.

This move is in many ways a necessity for Japan Display because their stock price plunged as soon as word got out that their bread-and-butter component might soon be rendered obsolete. This would be great news for Samsung and LG, however, who are major manufacturers of OLED displays.

Stay tuned for more.

Words by Aleks Eror
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