After the iPhone 8 with OLED display now Apple is planning to release all its iPhone models with OLED display launched from the second half of 2018. Some reports are suggesting that Apple is currently using OLED panels for about 60 million units of iPhone 8 in 2017 as this year Apple will release its premium iPhone 8 with an OLED display for the first time. Currently, all the iPhone models are coming with IPS LED display.
According to a report from Nikkei, Apple is now planning to switch on OLED display for all the upcoming models of iPhone in 2018. The report also suggests that Apple will release new three models next year. In May this year, rumors about the iPhone 9 have started to spread which followed that Apple might introduce 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch iPhones with the OLED display. Many reports have suggested that designing of the new iPhones have already started by the company and it will surely take the time to finalize the design depending upon various factors.
For the OLED panels, Apple completely depends upon the Samsung as it is the sole supplier of the OLED panels for upcoming iPhone 8 at this time. If Apple shifted to OLED displays for all iPhone models in future then it should be needed to have look on another manufacturer for the supply of OLED panels, with this regarding Apple is said to be investing in an LG Display OLED plant to start the production in 2019. So it is very much obvious that Samsung will be the only supplier for OLED panels for the Apple until 2018.
Samsung is reportedly working with Apple to produce chips for the iPhone 9 along with the supplying of OLED panels. In this year Apple will release iPhone 8 with 5.8-inch OLED display with the almost bezel-less screen without the home button. The iPhone 8 will have improved waterproofing, better AI, and AR features, wireless charging will also be introduced into the device.