Apple to ‘Move Away’ From LCD Screens in Favour of OLED for iPhone

The iPhone XR successor, expected to be launched this year, might be the last LCD screen iPhone. 

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Apple’s last LCD panel iPhone might be launched this year, but it will move towards OLED from 2020, according to a report.  

Apple is looking to move away from making iPhones with an LCD display panel in favour of OLED, starting next year, 9to5Mac reported, quoting The Wall Street Journal.

The iPhone XR successor, likely to be launched this year, will be the last LCD model by the company, according to the report published on Tuesday, 23 January.

OLED panels help companies create flexible handset designs.

This might also hint at Apple going beyond rectangular designs for its mobile phones, 

The report comes a year after Bloomberg said that Apple might be working on designs and features such as curved screens and hover gestures for iPhone models.

LCD screens have been losing relevance, mainly because they require a separate lighting (backlight) component. In comparison, each pixel of an OLED screen is individually lit, which lends flexibility to the handset.

Reports have suggested that Apple is also looking at micro LED displays as another alternative.

The last iPhone to sport an LCD display is the iPhone XR. The handset’s sober performance in the market in terms of sales might have pushed Apple to reconsider the use of LCD panels.

(With inputs from 9to5Mac and Bloomberg )

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