May 28, 2018: Apple reportedly all-in on OLED for iPhone (2019)
While iPhone (2018) is widely expected to use OLED for the two flagship models but stick with LCD for the less-expensive model, iPhone (2019) is again rumored to be going all-in on OLED for all three models.
Electronic Times via Reuters:
Apple Inc has decided to use OLED screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year, according to South Korea’s Electronic Times – a report that sent shares in Japan Display tumbling 10 percent.
For 2018, the three new iPhone models are rumored to be the new big and bigger iPhone X successors, and a replacement for the spot traditionally held by the current model with a $100 discount. In other words, just like iPhone 5 was replaced at the lower price point by iPhone 5c when iPhone 5s launched, iPhone X will be replaced at the lower price point when iPhone XI (or whatever Apple calls it) launches.
If Apple is planning three phones again next year, and all three with OLED, does that mean the two iPhone XI models won’t be sticking around for more than a year either? Or that three sizes is the new normal and the entire line will drop down to make room at the top?