Apple has increased the cost of screen replacements for all of its most recent iPhone models by $20. Replacements are now more expensive for owners of the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus. This change rolled out over the weekend and the new prices also apply to the iPhone 8.
Apple could be heavily reliant on Samsung for mobile OLED panels for a longer period than some had anticipated. According to Bloomberg, LG is behind on its OLED efforts and it won't really start production until 2019. Samsung will be Apple's only supplier until "at least 2019."
Without doubt, Galaxy S8 and Note 8 lineups are one of the best-looking smartphones. However, it looks like they do not just have good design, but their displays are one of the best on the market. According to DisplayMate's testing, the Galaxy Note 8 has the best phone display.
It is safe to say that Corning's Gorilla Glass brought a small revolution to displays in terms of durability, but also replaced the plastic cover for more premium look and feel. Instead of using Gorilla Glass on its Moto Z series, Motorola's ShatterShield uses a plastic polymer
It is safe to say that many Apple fans can't wait to purchase the upcoming iPhones, and the most interesting model seems to be the new iPhone 8. The new model is rumoured to arrive with OLED displays, which will be supplied by Samsung. To meet up demand, Samsung has
One of Apple's largest suppliers, Taiwan's Foxconn, is reportedly going to set up a display factory in Wisconsin, bringing up to 10,000 jobs to the state. It's been speaking with state officials around the country about investing $7 billion overall in manufacturing efforts.
To restrict its need for smartphone display panels from Samsung, Apple is reportedly interested in manufacturing its own OLED panels. ET News (South Korea) reports the company has already acquired some chemical vapor deposition (CVD) machines that'll play a role in production.
Apple is going to come out with three OLED iPhone models next year, expanding from the one OLED model that's expected later in 2017. Nikkei claims Apple has adjusted its plan so that all iPhones launched "from the second half of 2018" will use the upgraded display technology.
To make sure its OLED supply is reliable for 2018 and beyond, Apple is reportedly going to invest in LG's new OLED production lines in exchange for becoming their sole customer. The Korea Herald claims Apple is close to reaching a deal with the company.
To keep up with a growing level of demand, Samsung is going to open the world's largest OLED production facility, reports ET News. Samsung's new plant is now being developed and it's receiving a $20 billion investment. It'll have a 270,000 monthly panel capacity.
OLED display technology has improved over the last few years, but the flexible technology advanced by leaps and bounds. LG has now unveiled an impressive new OLED display that is both flexible and transparent and also sports an Ultra HD resolution of 3,820 x 2,160.
Following LG and Samsung, Japan Display has now announced that it has begun the mass production of 6-inch LCD panels with the popular 18:9 aspect ratio. The 6-inch display comes with 1,080 x 2,160 pixels resolution and is called Full Active. The Full Active display features thin
MicroLED technology could be used on the Apple Watch as early as next year, reports Nikkei. Apple is reportedly trying to adopt the technology in 2018 and it's carrying out a trial production. Due to the state of manufacturing for microLED, it won't be used on other devices.
Virtual reality market has just been blessed with a new display from Samsung that will further improve the user's experience. At the Display Week 2017, Samsung showcased a new ultra-high resolution display for VR headsets with 2,024 x 2,200 pixels resolution.
LG wants to produce OLED displays for future iPhone models in order to keep Samsung from being Apple's sole supplier. ET News reports the company is investing $3.56 billion in one of its factories to prepare itself for large OLED requests from Apple.
At IFA last year, ASUS unveiled a 15.6-inch portable monitor called ZenScreen. Since its announcement, the monitor has yet to go on sale, but that is about to change. Although we'll have to wait for a few more weeks, the monitor will go on sale sometime in July.
E-ink screens are great for e-readers due to small power consumption, but there hasn't been much of an improvement over the last few years. Current displays have around 300 ppi, but Japan Display has managed to make a small breakthrough with its latest E-ink screen.
Display technology has improved so much over the last few years and as a result, we are now seeing phones with thin and curved designs. Samsung has now showcased its next-generation OLED display that can be deformed in more than two directions. For comparison, the conventional
The technology for mobile devices with bendable displays is not quite there, but we are approaching that date very fast. Panels that are bent in the factory already exist, and Samsung Display is now getting ready to unveil a screen that you can bend yourself.
Curved displays are pretty much a standard now, at least in the high-end segment, but both Samsung and LG are working on next-gen curved displays. To make a truly bezel-less phone, the companies are working on displays that would have four curved sides instead of just two.