Apple in Limelight
It hasn’t even been two months since Apple released their latest iPhone. But speculations for the new one are already running rampant. Rumors and leaks are being analyzed for Apples’ next flagship phone, the iPhone 8.
Apple To Switch To OLED Display
Reports from the Japanese Nikkei state that the Cupertino-based company will be switching to OLED panel for the iPhone 8. Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a type of light-emitting diode (LED). In OLED the emissive layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current.
This technology is not something new. It has already been used for a number of devices like LED Televisions and other hand-held gadgets. But they will now debut in Apple devices.
Sharp’s CEO Reveals Apple’s Plans
Newly appointed CEO of Japanese display maker Sharp, Tai Jeng-wu, while talking to students at Tatung University( his alma mater) told them:
“The iPhone has been evolving and now it is switching from LTPS (low-temperature poly-silicon) to OLED panels. 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.”
Tai did not confirm whether the tech giants will be switching to OLED displays on the iPhone. However, he did confirm that Sharp is working on building its new OLED factory in Japan. Sharp has for years supplied LCD panels to Apple for use in a variety of products.
In addition to being the CEO of Sharp, Tai also holds a position of power at Foxconn, the new parent company of Sharp. Foxconn handles the bulk of the U.S. tech giant’s manufacturing.
Apple is expected to launch a next-generation iPhone with flexible OLED display and unique ‘glass sandwich’ design. Now we just have to wait and see how this unfolds. The question will OLED be popular among consumers, is still up to debate.