We all know that the IPS technology of the iPhone’s LCD screens is one of the best image quality on the market. Despite the fact that AMOLED technology has improved a lot in recent years, and that even some Android terminals objectively exceed the performance of the Californian terminal’s screen, Apple is still confident that the most faithful colour representation is offered by IPS technology , and proof of this is that in each version of iPhone its screen improves a little more.
AMOLED offers a higher contrast, pure blacks, but it also gets slightly less realistic colors , and that’s where Apple doesn’t want to fall. In the Apple Watch, energy consumption is crucial, which is why this is the only Apple electronic device in which the company trusts AMOLED technology.
Therefore, according to a report by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Cupertino does not plan to go as far as AMOLED technology on the iPhone in the coming years , until 2018 at least. So forget about an iPhone 7 with an AMOLED screen, although assume that the IPS panel of the new Retina display will be considerably better than the one on the current iPhone 6s.
The iPhone with AMOLED screen has been a recurrent rumour in recent years that never comes, since Apple devotes all its efforts to developing LCD panels and continue improving this technology year after year . It is not the only manufacturer of smartphones that resists organic LED technology.
Another reason that would make the task of creating an iPhone with an AMOLED screen difficult would be the possibility that any supplier would be able to offer a sufficient supply to satisfy the volume of production that Apple requires, due to the tens of millions of iPhones that are manufactured in the first months of existence.