Apple is expected to star using AMOLED displays on its 2017 range of smartphones, this would include next years iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, this years iPhone 7 handsets will not feature an AMOLED display.
Foxconn, who is Apple’s largest manufacturing partner recently took a controlling stake in Sharp and now the company is apparently getting ready to increase production of AMOLED displays for next years iPhone and other devices.
Sharp will set up one 4.5G and two 6G AMOLED production lines with monthly capacity of 13,000, 11,500 and 34,500 glass substrates respectively, with total monthly capacity of 9.85 million 5.5-inch equivalent panels.
Samsung and LG are also expected to produce AMOLED displays for Apple for their future iPhones, as Apple will need to use multiple manufacturers to meet demand for the handsets.
Apple are expected to switch all of their displays on their devices to AMOLED next year, this should include the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and possibly a replacement 4 inch iPhone for the iPhone SE that was announced last month.
This years iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are expected to come with the same or similar LCD display that is used in the iPhone 6S handsets.
As soon as we get some more information on when Apple will switch their iPhones to AMOLED displays, we will let you guys know.
Source DigitimesFiled Under: Apple, Apple iPhone