All 2019 iPhones will reportedly have OLED displays

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All three of Apple's new 2018 iPhones will feature OLED displays, according to a recent report from South Korea's ET News (via Google Translate).

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A representative at Apple's South Korea office was not available for comment. If it is planning three devices with OLED displays, it could suggest that either Apple want to bump up the prices of all of its iPhone models, or it has been able to get the displays more cheaply to maintain existing prices. A Japan Display spokesman declined to comment. However, OLED displays being only used in high-end iPhones will come to an end next year, reports Reuters. That company has been the principal supplier of LCD screens for iPhones, ETNews said.

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One of three new iPhones models a year ago featured an OLED screen. Sales of the iPhone X with an OLED screen were crimped by its starting price of $999. "For OLED panels, cost increase caused by notch design seems to be even higher". Apple used only liquid crystal displays for its handsets until late past year when it debuted the iPhone X, its first OLED-display smartphone. Moving to all OLED screens next year would make it hard to keep iPhones affordable for mass market consumers. Production leaks picked up by the website of United Kingdom tech magazine T3 suggest the company is preparing a new iPhone X with a 6.1-inch OLED screen.

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Arthur Liao, an analyst at Taipei-based Fubon Securities, wrote in a note that he has not heard anything about Apple switching to all OLED models next year from the supply chain in Taiwan.