iPhone 7 could use an OLED display from Samsung
The iPhone 6s isn’t known for having a bad screen, but if new rumours are to be believed, the iPhone 7 will have a much, much better one. According to South Korean website ETNews, Apple is interested in sourcing OLED screens from Samsung for a forthcoming iPhone.
OLED vs LCD
Current iPhones, arguably, use outdated LCD panels – one of the reasons they often look pale and washed out when compared to OLED-equipped smartphones – but new rumours suggest Apple is ready to bring OLED tech to the iPhone 7. Previous rumours suggested that Apple wouldn’t bring the screen tech to the iPhone before 2017, and that puts its introduction firmly in the window of the iPhone 7 launch.
Although it’s already used in most Android flagship smartphones, Apple has so far not used OLED tech in its smartphones – but has in other, smaller devices. The Apple Watch actually uses a small OLED display – sourced by LG and Samsung – and it’s one of the key aspects of the wearable that draws praise.
Apple is reported to be making a decision in November about bringing OLED displays to the iPhone, but I think it’d be crazy not to. The iPhone 7 will need to give consumers a significant step up in all areas of the user experience if it’s to compete with forthcoming smartphones like the HTC M10 and Galaxy S7. An OLED screen will certainly help Apple fend off the competition.
Find a more detailed look at the next iPhone, read: Everything we know about the iPhone 7