2017 iPhone Rumors

Upcoming huge iPhone redesign will include the new feature everyone wants

By on June 21, 2016 at 8:29 AM.

Upcoming huge iPhone redesign will include the new feature everyone wants

One recurring iPhone rumor claims that Apple is on the verge of a major shift when it comes to iPhone display quality. The iPhone 7 models will ship with LCD screens, just like all their predecessors. But starting next year at least one new iPhone 7s/8 will have an AMOLED display. That’s the kind of screen mostly found on Samsung’s “iPhone killers,” including the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. In recent years, experts found AMOLED screens to offer a superior experience compared to LCD panels. Even though the most recent LCD displays inside the iPhone and iPad Pro have also been praised in reviews, AMOLED might offer Apple an added edge in the future.

Now, new reports out of Asia indicate that Apple suppliers have already been informed that the OLED iPhone is coming. More →

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iPhone 7s OLED screen confirmed

All signs point to the iPhone 7s having an OLED screen

By on June 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

All signs point to the iPhone 7s having an OLED screen

We’ve already heard rumors aplenty that the iPhone 7 will (finally!) be shipping with an OLED screen. Leaks from industry insiders and supply-chain analysis all pointed to this, and now a new report from an analyst that visited OLED factories says the same thing: OLED screens will be coming to iPhone in 2017.

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Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone

Watch Samsung’s rollable OLED smartphone display unfold before your eyes

By on May 25, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

Watch Samsung’s rollable OLED smartphone display unfold before your eyes

For years, Samsung  has teased fans with flexible and foldable smartphones and tablets, but the company is yet to released any commercial product that people can prod and poke and buy. Sure, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 both have “edge” versions with curved displays, and they’re gorgeous screens, but the curve isn’t a must-have feature in a smartphone. However, Samsung is working on a different type of foldable display, and that’s something to be excited about.

Rumors claim that a Galaxy X flagship smartphone will join the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines next year, sporting a flexible display. The technology is apparently already there, and Samsung demoed a rollable OLED screen in San Francisco at the SID 2016 event.

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The major iPhone tech upgrade we’ve been waiting for may come sooner than we thought

By on March 3, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

The major iPhone tech upgrade we’ve been waiting for may come sooner than we thought

Apple may be planning to incorporate OLED displays onto the iPhone a lot sooner than previously anticipated. According to a report from Nikkei, Apple in December reached out to both LG and Samsung about the likelihood of ramping up OLED display production in time for Apple’s 2017 iPhone release.

Previously, it was largely believed that Apple wouldn’t begin using OLED technology until the iPhone 8 release in 2018. As for the change to the iPhone roadmap, one of the more interesting explanations behind the switch alleges that Apple is hoping to  “offset a predicted stall in iPhone sales…”

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Flexible Smartphone Display

This flexible smartphone display might be the future of mobile computing

By on February 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

This flexible smartphone display might be the future of mobile computing

Researchers from the Queen’s University Human Media Lab recently unveiled the ReFlex, a smartphone prototype featuring a flexible and surprisingly functional display. By combining a bendable LG OLED display from LG with both multitouch input and bend sensors, the device is able to detect the degree to which a user bends the device in either one or two directions. Not only that, but the device can trigger tactile feedback based on specific use-case scenarios.

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This iPhone 7 concept looks like something Apple may really release

By on January 26, 2016 at 9:55 AM.

This iPhone 7 concept looks like something Apple may really release

We’re used to see all sorts of wild iPhone concepts over the years, and most of them feature wild designs and ideas that Apple is not likely to use in any of its future creations. However, the following iPhone 7 concept looks like something we might actually see Apple release over the next year or two. More →

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Apple OLED Display

New Apple patent details futuristic wrap-around OLED display

By on January 21, 2016 at 6:55 PM.

New Apple patent details futuristic wrap-around OLED display

AppleInsider points us to a recently published U.S. patent application from Apple which suggests that Apple may at some point in the future consider a wrap-around OLED display for the iPhone. The patent covers an item called an “electronic device with a wrapped display” and explains how a flexible OLED display “or other flexible display structure may be wrapped around” a device.

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LG investment adds new fuel to reports that Apple is planning an OLED iPhone

By on November 27, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

LG investment adds new fuel to reports that Apple is planning an OLED iPhone

Remember all the recent reports saying that while the iPhone 7 won’t have an OLED display, it’s likely that Apple will come out with an OLED iPhone by 2018? Now, there’s one more hint that Apple’s iPhone is about to go OLED when it comes to screen technology: LG confirmed that it will invest no less than $8.4 billion in a new OLED plant that seems to suggest the Korean giant is preparing for a big boost in demand for OLED displays. More →

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Rumor drops early hints about possible iPhone 7 display specs

By on October 28, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

Rumor drops early hints about possible iPhone 7 display specs

A new report from South Korea says that Samsung has managed to win some of Apple’s screen orders for the Apple Watch. More interestingly, Apple is said to consider using the same kind of screens on future iPhones, maybe as soon as with the iPhone 7. More →

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Samsung 55 Inch OLED Mirror Transparent

Samsung’s new 55-inch OLED Mirror and Transparent displays are straight out of the future

By on June 10, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

Samsung’s new 55-inch OLED Mirror and Transparent displays are straight out of the future

Samsung yesterday introduced two new eye popping 55-inch OLED displays, one being a mirror and the other a transparent display (seen above).

Seemingly straight out of the future, the displays will initially be positioned for retail use, with Samsung boasting that the displays will help transform personalized shopping with a more visually engaging experience.

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LG Display employees charged with stealing trade secrets from Samsung

By on July 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM.

LG Display employees charged with stealing trade secrets from Samsung

LG Display Samsung OLED Technology Theft

LG Display on Tuesday announced that 11 people, including six of its own employees, have been charged with stealing advanced OLED TV display technology from Samsung, the Associated Press reported. Three of those charged were employees of Samsung Display at the time, and the alleged theft of OLED technology took place between 2010 and 2011. While LG has publicly denied that the company or any of its employees were involved in the theft, Samsung maintains that the firm “systematically stole its display technology and poached Samsung employees.” Both firms are vying for dominance in the display market and are moving toward thinner and lighter OLED technology. More →

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