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(Bloomberg)   Apple is going to OLED screens for all its phones. After winning that lawsuit, guess who the sole supplier is. Need a hint? The answer is just 'round the corner   (bloomberg.com) divider line
    More: Followup, IPhone, OLED screens, major OLED supplier, OLED models, current OLED displays, Apple Inc., light-emitting diode screens, organic light-emitting diode  
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2018-05-29 10:09:13 AM  
Samsung - we'll pay your settlement via a 1% discount on OLED displays.

... also our OLED prices have gone up 1%.
 
2018-05-29 10:28:10 AM  
I saw OLED being the *thing* 15+ years ago.  I'm a dumbass for not target-investing based on that.  A good time would have been several years ago when they cracked the high-definition threshold and both LG and Samsung announced building a billion dollar manufacturing process for the screens.
 
2018-05-29 10:42:39 AM  
Well, that's cute.
I've had an OLED phone for 3 years now, good to see Apple finally catching up.
 
2018-05-29 11:00:08 AM  

mrsleep: Well, that's cute.
I've had an OLED phone for 3 years now, good to see Apple finally catching up.


Does your phone manufacturer put oleds in all their phones?
 
2018-05-29 11:00:19 AM  

mrsleep: Well, that's cute.
I've had an OLED phone for 3 years now, good to see Apple finally catching up.


2 years for me. It's a beautiful screen.
 
2018-05-29 11:04:15 AM  

max_pooper: mrsleep: Well, that's cute.
I've had an OLED phone for 3 years now, good to see Apple finally catching up.

Does your phone manufacturer put oleds in all their phones?


Samsung sure does, but they make their own screens. Apple will get there, eventually... they're small so they have to work harder to catch up to the real giants of industry.
 
2018-05-29 11:05:13 AM  
Don't OLED screens have more of a burn-in problem than LED/LCD screens?
 
2018-05-29 11:08:08 AM  

Uncle Eazy: Don't OLED screens have more of a burn-in problem than LED/LCD screens?


They do. My top bar is kinda burned in on my phone but I don't really notice it too much.

But, you can still do the "pause porn and leave the phone on for a day or six" prank, which is a definite plus.
 
2018-05-29 11:17:55 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: max_pooper: mrsleep: Well, that's cute.
I've had an OLED phone for 3 years now, good to see Apple finally catching up.

Does your phone manufacturer put oleds in all their phones?

Samsung sure does, but they make their own screens. Apple will get there, eventually... they're small so they have to work harder to catch up to the real giants of industry.


Correct. They're a marketing company that makes some of their hardware and integrates it.
 
2018-05-29 11:20:10 AM  
It won't be called OLED. Apple will call it True-lescent (tm) or something, at which point everyone will wonder when android phone will copy Apple.
 
2018-05-29 11:24:39 AM  

snowshovel: It won't be called OLED. Apple will call it True-lescent (tm) or something, at which point everyone will wonder when android phone will copy Apple.


It's a "retina display", despite my old-ass Nexus 6 having a higher ppi than any iphone ever has had.
 
2018-05-29 11:24:47 AM  
In the early days of Android phones - LG announced it was making a phone but forgot to ask the Display side of LG if there were any available manufacturing capacity to build screens.  There wasn't any as Apple had already bought it all.

Samsung is more than happy to sell Apple screens.  It makes money either way.  But Apple will seek to diversify to supply chain even if it means building it themselves.

/owns an iPhone with an OLED screen
 
2018-05-29 11:29:31 AM  

Uncle Eazy: Don't OLED screens have more of a burn-in problem than LED/LCD screens?


I've read about it happening on some phones, but doesn't seem to be universal.
My Moto Z Play has a (very nice) OLED screen, haven't noticed any sort of burn in issues on it over the last two years.
/ymmv
 
2018-05-29 11:32:31 AM  
I had a 2013 Moto X  and still have a 2014 Moto X with AMOLED screen.

Really nice screens, except they don't dim down to a comfortable level for reading in the dark. I don't know if that's a function of the AMOLED or something else.
 
2018-05-29 12:00:36 PM  

jaytkay: I had a 2013 Moto X  and still have a 2014 Moto X with AMOLED screen.

Really nice screens, except they don't dim down to a comfortable level for reading in the dark. I don't know if that's a function of the AMOLED or something else.


Derp, my Moto Z has a AMOLED screen as well.
/long day today
 
2018-05-29 12:02:42 PM  

envirovore: Derp, my Moto Z has a AMOLED screen as well.
/long day today


AMOLEDs are OLEDs, of a particular type.

/ I had to look it up
 
2018-05-29 12:26:53 PM  
LCD screens are cheaper to build, while OLED screens reproduce colors much more accurately, but are difficult to produce.

No problem. Apple will just add another couple hundred bucks to the price and the fanboys will rush out even faster.
 
2018-05-29 12:28:13 PM  

Uncle Eazy: Don't OLED screens have more of a burn-in problem than LED/LCD screens?


Yes, but I'm not sure if that applies to all OLED screens, or just the AMOLED.  Maybe the so-called 'Super AMOLED'.

At any rate, my Galaxy S7 shows definite burn-in.
 
2018-05-29 12:44:55 PM  
Everyone I see has problems with cracked/broken screens.  I carried mine in that little pocket on my thigh and it's cracked.  It doesn't really effect anything, but I've seen a lot of worse cases.  When will the display be more flexible/not get farked up?
 
2018-05-29 1:02:56 PM  
Is Apple just trying to figure out how to get their phone up to that magic $1500 price point?
 
2018-05-29 1:43:40 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: At any rate, my Galaxy S7 shows definite burn-in.


Same here with my Galaxy S7 Edge.
 
2018-05-29 1:55:33 PM  

Tax Boy: snowshovel: It won't be called OLED. Apple will call it True-lescent (tm) or something, at which point everyone will wonder when android phone will copy Apple.

It's a "retina display", despite my old-ass Nexus 6 having a higher ppi than any iphone ever has had.


"Retina" is just Apple's way of saying the screen resolution is pretty well at the limit of what the human eye is going to resolve at normal operating distances. They're no longer the highest resolution screens available in those applications (while they were very impressive back when they launched, now the spec sheet isn't all that impressive), but they still don't look like crap. They're just not the most advanced ones in use.

They also call computer screens "retina" for the same reason, even though the same issue is there as well- there's higher resolution ones available from other makers.
 
2018-05-29 3:39:42 PM  

Uncle Eazy: Don't OLED screens have more of a burn-in problem than LED/LCD screens?


My Galaxy S8 has Waze icons and the line of travel burned in, since I usually run it for 4 hours at a pop.  I had no problems with that on my S5 for the years I was running it similarly.  Pretty frustrated.
 
2018-05-29 5:45:31 PM  
FTFA: Moving to all OLED screens next year would make it difficult to keep iPhones affordable for mass market consumers.

This is a feature, not a bug. Soon, iPhones will be a luxury brand that only the plebes could only hope to dream of acquiring.
/the devil has an iPhone
 
2018-05-29 6:16:10 PM  
LG is.

Samsung's bastardized version is called QLED.
 
2018-05-30 11:09:40 AM  

Bruce Campbell: Uncle Eazy: Don't OLED screens have more of a burn-in problem than LED/LCD screens?

My Galaxy S8 has Waze icons and the line of travel burned in, since I usually run it for 4 hours at a pop.  I had no problems with that on my S5 for the years I was running it similarly.  Pretty frustrated.


I use the app "Burn Check" on my Pixel XL occasionally to check for burn-in. I've had it since December and all I'm seeing now is a little burn-in at the notification bar on the blue LEDs. A barely visible line at the edge of the bar and some blobs for the left most icon positions. Nothing that bothers me in normal use.
 
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