In the year 2014, Apple set foot into a new kind of market – the big display one. With the introduction of the 4.7 inches and 5.5-inch displays making their appearance, the iPhone has been pleasing customers the world around. And while some users have asked for more 4.7-inch devices, the Cupertino-based company is reportedly working on something bigger (literally).
Rumors are popping up on the internet today saying that Apple is now working on a 5.8-inch OLED display iPhone that could launch sometime in 2017 or 2018.
The Rumor Maker?
Coming out of Digitimes – a Taiwanese publication, Apple is already working on the phablet iPhone with its big 5.8-inch display. They even say that the device could be seen somewhere around 2017 or 2018, but the big news here is that Apple could finally move on from using LCD technology in their displays onto OLED technology.
If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them?
If there is one partnership you will never hear of is that of Apple and Samsung, but the report claiming the large display from Apple is underway also claiming that the display will be supplied by the South Korean giant. Apart from that, Apple will also be joined by Japan Display as well as LG for their unmatched display technology.
Earlier, a rumor had emerged that Apple had opened a production lab in secret based in Taiwan and had employed 50 engineers to work on the latest display technologies. Estimates suggest that the OLED displays will see a huge output from the time they hit the market, and a number of around 50 million OLED featured iPhones will be shipped in the first year of their availability.
OLED displays are no doubt better than LCD ones in many aspects as they are brighter, produce better blacks, and are thinner than LCD, which means they take up less space. OLED displays are a lot more power-efficient as well.
As of now, the world is more concerned with the scheduled event on March 21st, where Apple is rumored to release a new 4-inch iPhone called the iPhone SE. Along with that, they will also showcase a 9.7-inch iPad Pro and brand new Apple Watch models and bands.
So, stay tuned and check out what Apple has in store in the near future as well as the not-so-distant one. What do you think of the 5.8-inch iPhone? Let us know in the comments section below.