Apple’s iPhone 8 – Coming in 2017

Here is a summary of the facts that we already know about the iPhone 8 planned for 2017.


The iPhone 8 is expected to include a flexible OLED display and Apple has already signed a deal with at least one manufacturer – Samsung – to produce OLED displays for devices set to debut in 2017.

Apple may also be investing in AMOLED supplier AU Optronics and it has a secret lab in Taiwan where it is exploring advanced display options like OLED and Micro-LED.

An OLED display eliminates the need for the backlighting that’s used in traditional LCDs, which would allow Apple to cut down on the thickness and weight of the display used in the device. OLED displays can also be flexible, perhaps allowing Apple to create a device with a curved or wraparound display.

OLED displays also offer better contrast ratio, truer colors, improved viewing angles, better power efficiency to maximize battery life, and a faster response time than an LCD for faster refresh rates. On the downside, OLED displays don’t have the lifespan of an LCD display and they’re more prone to water damage, two…

Read the entire article from MacRumors here: Apple’s iPhone 8 – Coming in 2017


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