Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, so of course expect Apple to go all out. Accordingly, the next iPhone is now rumored to have a curved OLED display.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, Sharp executive Tai Jeng-wu has confirmed the flagship model’s hardware upgrade.
“The iPhone has been evolving and now it is switching from LTPS (low-temperature poly-silicon) to OLED panels,” Jeng-wu revealed in the report. “We don’t know whether Apple’s OLED iPhones will be a hit, but 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.”
Apple’s sales have been declining, meaning its necessary for the company to kick up the innovations and updated tech. They have reportedly been exploring OLED technology for a while now.
“We are now building a new [OLED] facility in Japan,” said Jeng-Wu. “We can make [OLED panels] in the US too. If our key customer demands us to manufacture in the US, is it possible for us not to do so?”
Jeng-Wu did not disclose if/when Apple will begin utilizing the OLED technology on the iPhone, but all signs, as of right now, are pointing to the next model.
Stay tuned for more.
In other Apple-related news, be sure to check out the company’s recently unveiled MacBook Pro and Apple TV app.
- Source: Nikkei Asian Review