Apple Won’t Use AMOLED Displays in Next-Gen iPhones - Analyst
According to the latest report from a usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t use the AMOLED displays for the next-generation iPhone. The expert believes the company will continue using the TFT-LCD displays for at least three years or even longer.
The reason for such a prediction is probably connected with the latest rumor about Foxconn investing large sums of money in new TFT-LCD production lines that are expected to be used for fabrication of components in 2018. Keeping in mind that Foxconn is closely working with Apple as its main supplier, the aforementioned assumption looks quite obvious and logical.
Here’s what the analyst writes:
Based on recent comments by Minebea, one of the main iPhone backlight unit suppliers, we believe AMOLED will not penetrate iPhone for the next three years. Moreover, Hon Hai is preparing to invest in Gen-6 LTPS TFT-LCD production lines in Zhengzhou, China for mass production in 2018, suggesting the iPhone line will likely stick with TFT-LCD technology in 2018 and thereafter.
Ming-Chi Kuo has an excellent track record when it comes to the releases of new Apple devices, so his latest report is a reliable source of information.
Currently, Apple is using an AMOLED display in the Apple Watch. A couple of weeks ago, rumors appeared on the Internet suggesting that the company was testing a similar display for the iPhone.
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