Japan Display to supply OLED screens for Apple Watch

Japan Display to supply OLED screens for Apple Watch

Japan Display to supply OLED screens for Apple Watch

As reported by Digitimes and CNBC, the 2020 iPhones will all have OLED displays in three new sizes from 5.42-inches to 6.67-inches while this year's upcoming lineup will use more powerful batteries with two-way wireless charging. Proceeding forward, it will replace 5.8-inch iPhone XS with a larger 6.06-inch OLED iPhone and finally, the Cupertino-based tech giant will launch a larger 6.67-inch OLED iPhone in 2020 to replace current largest 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max for reference. In comparison the iPhone XS, iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max have 5.8-, 6.1- and 6.5- inch screens respectively. The report also notes that Samsung will remain Apple's main OLED panel supplier for Apple next year. This is planned to be one of the widest ranges of iPhone models in the company's history, and it has also been confirmed by the company's supply chain providers as well.

Now, Japan Display is back in the fold.

The current Apple Watch Series 4 launched to much fanfare in part because of ECG functionality that can detect an abnormal heartbeat in a person. But as Apple started moving towards OLED, which offers brighter and more visually attractive visuals than LCD, Japan Display was left behind.

Apple is reportedly upgrading its iPhone technologies to come up with the Samsung as well as other brands technological progress.


Anonymous inside sources have revealed to Reuters that as a result of this development, Japan Display has managed to strike up a deal with Apple to provide the company with OLED screens for its Apple Watch later this year.

Japan Display's technology uses a slightly different manufacturing method and equipment from Samsung to avoid infringing patents held by the industry leader.

Also, by the year 2020, Apple will also find a way to improve the pricing on the entry-level iPhone models as well. "Can Japan Display really compete with such a rival and make ends meet?" The smaller iPhone could become a favorite among those who prefer a smaller device, in the vein of the iconic iPhone SE.

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