Will Apple really release 2017 iPhone with OLED?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thadoggfather, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    They've never used a screen for only one iteration especially an S cycle,

    given this has full dci-p3 color range, it seems like a lot of money to move on a year later, no?

    i know its also 10th anniversary so maybe they will go all out, but being underwhelmed seems like the new expectation
  2. BensonTT macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2012
  3. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    And, contrary to what some may say, we don't actually know whether or not 2017 will be an S cycle.
  4. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    its a good point but even if it is of 8 magnitude, redesign, not a 7s, could still use same screen
  5. dmillar74 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2011
    Livonia, Michigan
    I know the color is more vibrant but has anyone seen the demo android units on display at Best Buy that have OLED screens? I was there not too long ago and there wasn't one OLED screen that didn't have burn in on it. Looked terrible.
  6. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    no chance it won't. screen display wise it's time for a jump.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Agreed OLED has burn in. But you do realize the demo models in stores run for hours and hours, so naturally these will show burn in somewhat more dramatic.
  8. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    And they often sit with the same images on their screens.
  9. dmx macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    I would think that most of the money invested in R&D of the panel came from Apples suppliers. And most likely most/all of the technology already existed, it was just a matter of someone (Apple) wanting to pay the price for it.

    So - no, I don't think this makes it any less likely Apple moves to OLED next year. JMO :)
  10. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    OLED for the 5.5" (and bigger) screens next year, but I think it may not debut for the 4.7" until 2018.

    It may depend on what the yields are.
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Why do you want OLED screens? Just for the blacks and contrast? The LCDs Apple use are first in class, and beats OLED severely in several areas according to the tests Anandtech did.
  12. EarlZ macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    The blacks on OLED screens are unbeatable and the contrast is something that probably LCD cant come that close but due to the pentile diamond matrix a 1080p OLED does not look as sharp as a 1080p apple display ( in my own subjective viewing experience ). Currently Samsung made OLEDs really suffer from a lot of color uniformity issues, it is actually quite rare to find an modern generation OLED panel from samsung with great color uniformity in certain colors ( especially on greys )
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Too many other things to be concerned with than what Apple will bring in 2017.
  14. GooBoyGle macrumors member


    Apr 1, 2016
    I think Apple will just release a 7S, without changing the design. It's stupid for them to get rid of the S models, that means the iPhone names will run out in a shorter period of time. I don't like OLED displays, since they will burn in after 1 or 2 years of use.
  15. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Well, I defy any possible burn-in with my settings ...low power mode exclusively.

    So bring it on...would love OLED.
  16. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    For work, I've been using a Note 3 and a Moto X for about three years.

    No burn in yet.
  17. yomnym macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2008
    See the Macbooks with the new oled bar and the watch 2 with the oled panel, I don't think it'll be far when the iPhone carries this. Supposedly samsung was already producing these for apple.

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