Apple is rumored to release a curved iPhone by 2018. On top of that, the technology company is rumored to use OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) as the screen of the iPhone’s in the future. With this move, hopefully, it can solve the existing issue which plagued the current iPhone’s screen display including color saturation, accuracy and brightness. It is not surprising that Apple has patented this to USPTO just in case.
If Apple uses OLED –based flexible screen in the future, it will have a positive impact to the manufacturing companies out there since Apple has not done it before so it is expected that there will be a lot of order from the company. Currently Apple is using flexible OLED screens for Apple Watch which the display is supplied by LG Display and Samsung Display.
LG Display, one of Apple major display supplier has released its own flagship smartphone with flexible display in G Flex 2. LG plans to move its LCD lines in Gumi factory to OLED line so that the company is ready to do mass production in case there is a huge demand for it. It is expected that the mass production will start in 2017.
Samsung on the other hand, has started to use curved screen display in their flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge which was released earlier this year. We cannot wait to try the final product!