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Apple’s iPhone OLED plans reportedly hit the brakes

Apple’s iPhone OLED plans reportedly hit the brakes

Apple is unlikely to to abandon LCD for its iPhone range any time soon, insiders claim, with bottlenecks in OLED screen supplies putting the brakes on the big switchover. The iPhone X was the first of Apple's smartphones to use OLED, which typically boasts better contrast than LCD, brighter colors and deeper blacks, as well as being more frugal with power.

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Sony’s new OLED Microdisplay sets sights on cameras and AR glasses

Sony’s new OLED Microdisplay sets sights on cameras and AR glasses

You might associate Sony's display technology with big-screen 4K TVs, but the company has something new and pixel-dense that's much smaller to announce. The Sony OLED Microdisplay EXC339A may not have a particularly catchy name, but its high resolution could have a big impact on mirrorless camera photography, virtual reality, and smartglasses.

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LG adds Alexa to its 2018 AI TVs

LG adds Alexa to its 2018 AI TVs

Amazon Alexa is continuing its dominance of all things IoT related by spreading to a new family of devices today. This time around, it's LG launching Alexa integration for its 2018 AI-enabled TVs. Specifically, the company says that Alexa will be available on 2018 OLED TVs and Super UHD TVs, or at least the ones that support the company's AI ThinQ platform.

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No LCD iPhone next year and beyond

No LCD iPhone next year and beyond

It seems that the LCD panel market might turn for the worse and it will be Apple to blame. That is, if this recent report from Korean media does come to pass. According to sources, next year's iPhone lineup will be all OLED, removing the odd duck from this year's three iPhones. If so, the smartphone market could see a strong shift towards OLED screens despite their costs, which would spell trouble for LCD makers who are unable to adopt the technology quickly.

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6.5-inch OLED iPhone to be as big as iPhone 8 Plus

6.5-inch OLED iPhone to be as big as iPhone 8 Plus

If you ask Apple, its first OLED iPhone, the iPhone X, did exceptionally well in the market. If you ask others, not so much. Apple's solution to fix the discrepancy? Throw more OLED iPhones at the market, of course. We're still a few months away but almost everything about the three new iPhones have been leaked to death. Now comes another info dump via Mac Otakara, revealing how big the big OLED iPhone might be.

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Samsung’s folding Galaxy X specs and release plan leak

Samsung’s folding Galaxy X specs and release plan leak

Samsung plans to reveal its folding phone, long unofficially referred to as the Galaxy X, at Mobile World Congress 2019, according to new leaks in South Korea. The smartphone would be the first to take full advantage of foldable OLED, it's been suggested, with Samsung said to be ready to graduate the project from concept to production.

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iPhone 9 incoming: The 5 points of detail

iPhone 9 incoming: The 5 points of detail

Apple's iPhone 8S or iPhone 9 might well be released within the next few months. What we've got for specs thus far sit squarely in the realm of rumors and insider tips. Not unlike previous years at this point in the process, we're fairly sure we've got in line our most basic idea of what's coming soon.

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Apple wants cheaper OLED panels from Samsung

Apple wants cheaper OLED panels from Samsung

Apple's next generation iPhone collection likely has OLED panels at its heart. Evidence appeared today in industry sources speaking about Samsung's OLED production levels and an apparent request from Apple to reduce prices on said OLED panels. These panels are likely headed toward more than one iPhone to be revealed later this year, in between 1 and 3 models, all aimed at 2018 release.

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LG’s OLED production woes are bad news for Apple

LG’s OLED production woes are bad news for Apple

Last year's iPhone X was the first OLED phone Apple ever released, and rumors claim that this year, the company is looking to release two more iPhones with OLED displays. Obviously, this second device means that Apple is going to need a lot more OLED panels, and as such, it's been looking to diversify its screen suppliers. Thus far, Apple has only relied on Samsung for its OLED panels, but for 2018, it's also been trying to bring LG Display on as well.

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With MicroLED, an Apple Watch could be a gateway drug for pricer iPhones

With MicroLED, an Apple Watch could be a gateway drug for pricer iPhones

Apple's manufacturing partners are gearing up for MicroLED production if news from Taiwan proves to be entirely accurate. According to sources close to the deal, Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology approved a PlayNitride application for a brand new $17-million USD (NT$500 million) manufacturing plant at Hsinchu Science Park. This is one of a couple companies rumored to be in talks with Apple for future MicroLED display panel production on devices of several sorts.

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The OnePlus 6 notch will do what iPhone X won’t let you

The OnePlus 6 notch will do what iPhone X won’t let you

The OnePlus 6 may be following other recent flagship smartphones in embracing the notch, but the phone-maker has changed its mind on whether users will be able to hide it. The upcoming Android handset will, like the iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro, and other phones, try to maximize its screen-to-bezel ratio by filling as much of the front with OLED as possible.

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iPhone’s future could include gesture controls and curved OLED

iPhone’s future could include gesture controls and curved OLED

You've probably noticed by now, but a lot of today's flagship phones have very similar feature lists and specification sheets. As a result, many manufacturers are looking for ways to make their phones stand out from the crowd. This isn't limited to just the realm of Android, either, as Apple is said to be considering two big features for future iPhones that could help differentiate them in an increasingly crowded market.

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