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Sharp president confirms to manufacture OLED displays for iPhone

The new iPhone 7 is just making its way to people’s hand but it’s already time to think of what the next Apple phone will be. We just have one confirmation regarding the future phone’s new display.


Apple iPhone 7

According to the president of the company responsible for the current LTPS (low-temperature poly-silicon) displays of iPhone 7, Sharp, it’s time for Apple to switch to OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display to save itself from the decline of its phone sales.


By switching to OLED, the iPhone will even have a more punchy display like the Samsung flagships plus incredibly deep blacks and it’s also energy efficient.

“The iPhone has been evolving and now it is switching from LTPS (low-temperature poly-silicon) to OLED panels. We don’t know whether Apple’s OLED iPhones will be a hit, but if Apple doesn’t walk down this path and transform itself, there will be no innovation. It is a crisis but it is also an opportunity.”-Tai Jeng-wu, president, Sharp

In order to address the demand for it, Sharp is already looking into building new factories in Japan and, if needed, in the US too.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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