Apple news: OLED displays may be coming in 2017 instead of 2019


Apple is reportedly planning to use OLED displays for the upcoming new versions of iPhones starting 2017, a new report from China claimed.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, Chinese news organization Nikkei reported that Apple is planning to speed up its release plans by utilizing OLED displays for its upcoming iPhone devices starting 2017. Previous reports indicated that the Cupertino-based company is seeking to replace the display technology of its newer iPhone releases starting 2018 or at least sometime around 2019.

According to the source, Apple has started reaching out to OLED display providers such as Samsung and LG even from way back December last year. This is, allegedly, to be able to determine if the current demand for OLED displays from top manufactures would be able to get Apple enough numbers from production that will be able to sustain a planned release for 2017. The company is said to be working on a nearly done deal with Samsung and LG that amount to more or less $12 billion.

As per the report, the reason behind the move by the Cupertino-based company to hasten their release of OLED-equipped iPhones as early as next year is for the company to “reinvigorate” the sales of smartphone like. And with the “peak iPhone”a point in the yearly growth of the device where it had already reached a point where the device can be called “completesaid to have been reached by Apple already, the company is said to be seeking new ways and methods to further convince users to change and upgrade their devices each year, as well as attract non-iPhone users to make the switch to their devices.