Apple rumored to be switching to OLED screens for future iPhones

Apple is teaming up with its contract manufacturer Foxconn on building OLED-based screens for future smartphones and wearables, GforGames reported Thursday citing a fresh report from Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, one of the leading newspapers in Japan.
Foxconn stated that it was constructing this factory after it received an “urgent request for exclusive capacity” to Apple. Now, a new report suggests that Foxconn will be using this factory to build OLED panels for Apple.

“Foxconn is going to use its newly funded display factory to produce OLED panels exclusively for producing components for Apple,” reads the report.

The report indicates that Foxconn is working with Innolux on putting together the factory and other necessary machinery to mass produce sixth-gen low temperature poly-silicon films in 2016. Foxconn’s Japan Research and Development team will be responsible for all the research required behind building these OLED displays for Apple.

The report specifically mentions Apple smartphones and wearables.

Now, the only Apple gadget that uses OLED technology is the upcoming smartwatch, which uses screens built by LG Display. The iPhone maker hired OLED experts in the past and has patented OLED embedded sensors to improve iPhone display, indicating its interest in the technology.

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