And one of the things it would mark would be the type of screen used, OLED. It is clear that the LCD has its days counted on the iPhone, which will gradually migrate to OLED technology. However, the path seems to be slower than initially thought .
This coming September we will see two iPhones with OLED screens and one with a 6.1 inch LCD screen. It seemed to be the last one to bring it, but according to new reports from South Korea, in 2019 there will still be an iPhone with an LCD. The Bell media has obtained a report from LG Display where indicates that the use of the LCD remains at least in 2019 as well , maybe even 2020.
Didn’t we agree that the OLED was better than the LCD? Why keep it so long? The advantages of OLED over LCD are indeed more than proven, however, the reason why Apple is reluctant to cut corners is the same as always, demand. There are very few manufacturers of OLED displays in the world as it is a technology that requires a much more complicated manufacturing method than LCD.
If Apple decided to launch all the iPhones with OLED screens at once, there simply wouldn’t be enough factories in the world to cope with it . Because the demand for the iPhone every year is far greater than that of any other phone. There are manufacturers that for years have offered their flagship model with an OLED screen, but the manufacturer’s units are derisory compared to those needed by Apple in a launch.
Therefore, Apple must make a gradual transition from the LCD to the OLED, always adjusting to the number of OLED displays that providers can offer. In 2017 even with two LCD phones, in 2018 it seems that only one, in 2019 probably also one more…