Posts tagged with: OLED
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    Apple has spent the last few years remaining loyal to IPS LCD display technology, regardless if you look to a Mac or an iPhone. It wasn't until the launch of the Apple Watch that the company took a step away, and it makes sense given the added power consumption benefits of OLED technology, in addition to the deep blacks. Today we learn, however, that Cupertino might be ready for a jump soon. DigiTimes is reporting that Apple might make a jump from traditional OLED technology to Micro-LED somewhere around the second half of 2017. According to supply chain sources, Micro-LED technology is ...

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    Rumors surrounding an iPhone with an OLED display continue to grow strong. We've seen how Cupertino and Samsung have been slow dancing lately to the rhythm of a partnership that has stirred strong rumors surrounding this particular endeavor. We also know that Apple is not famous for placing all its eggs in one basket, and this is not the exception. Sources claim that Apple and Sharp will partner in order to bring a second supplier for the company's OLED plans in the future. If you've been following the facts though, you know that Sharp is one of Apple's existing display partners, but the ...

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    Even as display manufacturers are rushing to prepare OLED displays to fulfill orders that Apple might make for some of next year's iPhones. Whether or not the company will turn to multiple sources for panels as it is wont to do for many components or place all of its chips on Samsung, the undisputed leader in OLED production right now, we aren't entirely sure. What the chaebol is sure of is the need for more diodes yesterday. It is pushing its quotas up by 50 percent or 200 million displays and spending the equivalent of $6.82 billion through the rest of the year to procure equipment. ...

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    2016 is far from over, and there are plenty of interesting high-end gadgets left to be unveiled by the end of the year, including new iPhones, a second-gen Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7, LG V10 sequel, HTC-manufactured Nexus duo, and Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book follow-ups. But none of those appears to generate as much buzz as two devices expected out sometime in 2017, namely the first ever iPhone with an AMOLED screen and likely all-glass design too, and the so-called Samsung Galaxy X, aka Project Valley, foldable handheld pioneer. What could the two possibly have in ...

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    Applied Materials doesn't often come up in our discussion of who makes what in a typical iPhone, especially when next year's iPhones come to mind. But while we can talk about Catcher Technology's confidence despite an all-glass iPhone in 2017, let's talk about another favorite iPhone 7s/iPhone 8 aspect, the OLED screen. Samsung and LG are among the several manufacturers getting some display work with many, many others saying they also are. But many of their factories need new machines that don't make LCD panels like they have for so long. That's where Applied Materials comes in — it is ...

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    Catcher Technology — the metal casing manufacturer that designs and produces (and leaks) Apple's chassis for its iPhones — does not believe it will be losing business with its biggest customer based on what that client will release next year. The Taiwan-based company's chairman and CEO, Allen Horng, said that he knows of only one all-glass iPhone that will be released in 2017. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo fom KGI previously predicted an all-glass iPhone to come next year. Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology out of China is said to be in charge of handling the glass casings for ...

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    Developing smartphones with OLED screens can be tricky. Manufacturing and distributing them on a large global scale is even harder. Until recently, it was also pricier to adopt the organic light-emitting diode technology than LCD, which is mainly why Apple waited so long to follow in Samsung’s footsteps. But in two years tops, essentially every analyst, pundit and tipster agrees Cupertino will bring to light the sharpest, brightest, prettiest iPhone yet, possibly with no visible display borders and fancy, elegant curves added in the design mix instead. Wait, two years? What happened with ...

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    Chinese manufacturers have trended away from Apple and more towards Samsung in terms of smartphone design. With the Xiaomi Mi 5's fit and finish taking more inspiration from the Galaxy S7 and the Vivo Xplay 5 flat-out going S7 edge, the rumor machine has been giving hints to more of these double-curved display devices coming soon. One Weibo user is reporting that Xiaomi and Huawei are working on such phones with the former's possibly taking on the "Mi Edge" name and the latter's likely flowing with "Mate Edge." Original, right? Here's the rub: Xiaomi is apparently turning to LG Display for ...

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    They say there’s no smoke without fire, and since the iPhone AMOLED flame is constantly exacerbated by tipsters pouring gasoline all over it, you can bet the farm on Apple’s move away from LCD technology happening sooner rather than later. Probably not this year, though. Granted, OLED smartphone screens are already cheaper to produce than their liquid-crystal display counterparts, but no major component suppliers can commit to the kind of numbers Cupertino needs to satisfy its fans’ rampant demand. Hiring more than one company to furnish the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus organic light-emitting ...

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    With plenty of reservations and $3.5 billion, Foxconn finds itself the majority shareholder of Sharp. Now what will they do? "I am committed to make speedy investments in Sharp to help develop the next-generation display technology," Foxconn chairman Terry Gou said when the two companies met in Osaka to seal the deal. That display technology is OLED — something Samsung does so well in, it makes more than 95 percent of the market supply according to research firm Sigma Intell. As Apple is reportedly scouting out as many sources for as many displays as possible for an iPhone without an ...

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    Samsung, Xiaomi and Meizu better watch out. The future Apple is coming after them. Or something like that. It's always fun to pick around and see how the fortune tellers in office buildings see the future. In our case, it's especially fun to talk about some stellar hardware. Ming-chi Kuo has been a highly regarded analyst for a while at KGI Securities and he got the iPhone SE (mostly) in the bag. Didn't catch that part about the iPhone 5s dropping out of the race, huh? So, what's Kuo dealing this time in a research note on the 2017 iPhone? Maybe it'll be a big enough break from tradition ...

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    Sharp has found its suitor to help the company out of its financial rut. And even after Foxconn watered down its offer after surveying even more of Sharp's financial liabilities it didn't learn about earlier, it looks like the offer was something the Japanese electronics manufacturer couldn't refuse. Sources for Reuters have relayed that Sharp will officially accept Foxconn's takeover bid, now worth in the neighborhood of ‎¥400 billion, down from the previously reported ¥489 billion ($4.3 billion) and once valued at ¥700 billion ($6.1 billion). Both companies will hold board ...

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    Smartphone users are nothing if not a group that has some strongly-held preferences. Manufacturers, operating systems, carriers, screen sizes: it feels like everyone's got a preference about something, and we've seen some heated debated emerge between users with opposing views. That extends to the tech that makes up the displays on our phones, and while there are lots of different ways these panels can be fabricated, they largely fall into two camps: LCD and OLED. Are you a fan of LCD panels and their ubiquitous nature, or do you love the deep blacks and more-vibrant-than-real-life color ...

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    Is it an inevitability that Apple will transition to OLED screens for future generations of the iPhone? A number of industry sources would sure have us think so, and it feels like there's no shortage of rumors claiming that Apple's looking to make the switch sometime within the next few years. Even if we take that move as given, when would Apple actually move forward with this plan? Sometimes we hear rumors talking about Apple going OLED as soon as next year with the iPhone 7s, while other rumors have looked further out, suggesting that 2018 would be the more likely year to see an OLED ...

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    It took a while, but Apple's finally come around to the idea of selling smartphones with multiple display sizes: already we have the standard 4.7-inch iPhone, as well as 5.5-inch Plus model, and sources sure seem confident that the company's about to launch a new 4.0-incher in a few weeks. But then yesterday a new rumor surfaced that suggested Apple could have plans for even larger iPhones yet, talking about a possible 5.8-inch handset that could help introduce OLED panels to the company's smartphone hardware. Do users really want a phone that's even larger than the iPhone Plus? A new ...

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    Apple's near-term smartphone future may include a return to smaller screens, but for the longer outlook some recent rumors haven't been talking so much about size, but about screen tech: and namely, when we might see Apple move past the LCD panels it's been using for years and give us an iPhone with an OLED display. We've heard industry reports suggesting that Apple could bring us an OLED iPhone as soon as next year (though others suggest a slower timetable), and now the latest adds another twist to this OLED story, claiming that the iPhone that brings us OLED screens could be Apple's ...

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    Nikkei's Chinese branch publication is reporting that Apple will switch its iPhones from LCD panels to OLED ones starting in 2017 following the signage of a reported deal between the company, LG and Samsung, worth up to $12 billion. Cupertino will apparently have enough inventory to build them into a theoretical iPhone 7s. Other reports have suggested a 2018 or, in KGI's case, a 2019 switch-over. But Nikkei claims that Apple is in a rush to keep sales growth going as it has not been doing too well with iPhone 6s inventory and would need a major aspect tweak in order to get through another ...

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    The deal needs clearance from regulators and shareholders. It might even need to clear the court of the Japanese public opinion. Sharp's corporate board said yes to Foxconn's proposal to take over the company, one valued at ¥700 billion or $6.24 billion. The bid had outdone a government fund's buyout plan and now potentially takes a 103-year-old Japanese firm out of domestic ownership. Foxconn manufactures many of Apple's mobile products while Sharp provides the LCDs that go into them. The latter company has gone into deep financial trouble trying to turn around its production line from ...

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    The sorry financial state of tech conglomerate Sharp has left few options for its creditors and potential acquirers in Japan. But Taiwan-based Foxconn sees a chance to gain a brand name and a crack at making products for its own profit. Chairman Terry Gou told press that the company had signed for prioritized negotiating rights with Sharp as part of a bid to take over the company. Sharp released a statement contrary to Gou's assertion, but indicated it would be negotiating with Foxconn through the end of the month. Inside sources say that Sharp currently favors a Foxconn proposal worth ...

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    We know that Sharp does a very, very mean LCD. But we've also been talking about Apple's edging away from those liquid crystals and more towards those organic light-emitting diodes. Samsung may be making some panels for a future iPhone. Japan Display says it will soon start making them, full stop. Its OLED production will ramp up during 2018 as it chases LG Display. That company's in the process of starting its own OLED factories. Sharp, LG Display, Japan Display and Samsung have all supplied LCD screens for iPhones. To tie Sharp into this story: Japan Display's biggest shareholder, a ...

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    Samsung Electronics may not be making the guts that will go into the next iPhone, but it will be making the Snapdragon 820. But applications processors aren't the only components the manufacturer makes; it's also into displays. And with Apple looking to change up its display technology come the year after next, what better time than now to prepare for things. Reports from inside sources say Samsung will invest up to $7.5 billion in facility expansion and new equipment to produce flexible OLED displays per month for future iPhones. Apple will order between 30,000 and 45,000 displays a month ...

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    Even the most ardent iFans have to admit Cupertino very rarely makes costly technological strides when there’s a cheaper alternative, and as far as iPhone screens are concerned, the move from IPS LCD to OLED is simply not considered a priority… yet. But sooner or later, it will become one, once the latter’s production is ramped up, and adoption expenses are reduced. For that to happen, Apple is reportedly working on a large-scale collaboration with Samsung and LG, two of its strongest handheld-designing rivals, but at the same time, two old and reliable component-supplying partners. ...

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    We've been talking a lot lately about OLED displays for smartphones, learning about manufacturers investing huge sums in their ability to produce such panels and fielding rumors about the possible move from LCD to OLED in a future iPhone. A lot of these stories are all based around talk of expenses: that lots of companies would like to build more phones with OLED screens, but right now they're just not super-competitive when compared to easier-to-produce LCDs. With all these new investments, there's good hope that could change, but it's been sounding like it could be several years before ...

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    Do you like OLED screens in your mobile gadgets? Sure, who doesn't? And are you excited to see what sort of products will arise from the growing availability of OLED screens that are super-durable and flexible? You, my friend, are not alone. Any fan of OLED tech is going to want to keep a close eye on LG going forward, as the company makes a sizable investment in its ability to produce such screens. LG is dropping some $8.7 billion on its investment in a massive plant for the production of OLED screens, not just for big television displays, but also those that will appear in the next ...

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    Is it just a matter of time before Apple releases an iPhone with an OLED display? It's one of those rumors that we hear every so often, thought it's really been heating up in recent weeks. About a month back we heard that Apple could turn to Samsung for OLED panels to be featured in the iPhone 7, though more recent reports repeated a rumor that was floating around over the summer, claiming that while a Samsung-made OLED screen could show up in a future iPhone, it probably wouldn't come in time for next year's iPhone 7, and it could still be three years or so before this change is ready to ...

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