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Apple to Increase iPhone Display Size to 5.8-inches When Upgrading to OLED?

Apple to Increase iPhone Display Size to 5.8-inches When Upgrading to OLED?

Posted March 8, 2016 at 5:55pm by iClarified · 14545 views
According to a 'pre-publication' note in Digitimes, Taiwan based Apple suppliers reveal the company has "plans to launch a 5.8-inch iPhone featuring rigid AMOLED display panels in 2018 or even earlier in 2017." Currently, the iPhone 6s Plus features a 5.5-inch display.

Samsung is believed to be the first supplier of these panels followed by LG Display and Japan Display. While LG Display will be ready to produce OLED displays in 2017, Japan Display is targeting 2018 for production.

Digitimes expects that about 50 million of these AMOLED-equipped iPhones will be sold in the first year of availability.

The Motley Fool notes that the benefits from OLED displays are clear.

Indeed, after seeing the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge in person, the displays on the iPhone 6s/6s Plus look pale, washed out, and just frankly bad. Apple needs to get high-quality OLED displays integrated into next-generation iPhones as soon as possible.

It may be for this very reason that Apple is said to be moving up its launch of OLED displays to 2017.

This is the first report we've come across on a bigger iPhone. Previous reports have suggested that Apple could launch an iPhone Pro with dual lenses so perhaps the larger size display would be reserved for that model.

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Apple to Increase iPhone Display Size to 5.8-inches When Upgrading to OLED?
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Huh - March 10, 2016 at 12:15am
I would actually love a 5" iPhone. Especially if it fits within current 6s size/weight.
ASS - March 8, 2016 at 9:06pm
Is it me or apple is seriuosly behind, Or they are intend to do that so people keeps buying new iphones!!!
DICK - March 8, 2016 at 10:38pm
Apple does it in some way so people can buy iPhones. Sure one company will take advantage of technology while the other waits to get it right even if it means copying another.
Justabrake - March 8, 2016 at 9:05pm
In 2019 we'll have shoe phones
ME - March 8, 2016 at 7:22pm
Hopefully they get rid of the home button when they do that. Make a 3D Touch based one
Nope. - March 8, 2016 at 7:41pm
That's never going to happen, because it CAN'T happen. You can't expect to have all apps reserve a space for home button interface. The home button has to be off the viewing/app area. If anything they could put it on the side like the power or volume buttons, that'd work... but then you'd lise touch-id.
ME - March 8, 2016 at 9:49pm
You'll see
YOU - March 8, 2016 at 10:40pm
Home button has so many functions since it added more tapping features added up to now. Getting rid of that will defeat the purpose of having those functions which will limit how much you can do with it even by the apps it works with.
ME - March 8, 2016 at 10:50pm
Dude but if you have 3D Touch it feels what your doing so it's basically the same.
YOU - March 9, 2016 at 5:36am
What I'm trying to say is 3D Touch can't fit into every funtion like that. It's going to take tons of different pressure levels that will change the way we're familiar with home buttons features in a fundamental level.
phenomenal - March 8, 2016 at 6:56pm
5.8 its about time!!
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