Apple may upgrade the screen of next year’s iPhone 7S in a major way

Apple hasn’t even announced the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, but it’s already rumored to be planning big design changes for next year’s smartphone.

Going “organic” with the new iPhone screen has obvious benefits. OLEDs are brighter and can be made to be thinner, lighter and more flexible than current iPhone IPS LCD displays.

As we’ve seen from the Apple Watch, OLED displays can also achieve deeper blacks and save battery life by essentially turning off pixels.

That would be a big plus for wall-hugging and Mophie-carrying iPhone users who are constantly looking for a charge.

Not ready for iPhone 7

There’s also a push to bring fresh ideas to new iPhones, and many of Apple’s top rivals have already made the switch to or flirted with OLED, including Samsung and Motorola.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge use AMOLED displays to their advantage, with an always-on displays that show the time, date and notifications without significant battery drain.

The forthcoming LG G5 does the same thing, even though it uses LCD technology. Apple could be seeking to match these novel features being touted by its biggest Android-based competitors.

Of course, none of this is expected to land in the company’s next phone, the iPhone 7. But we could be in for a major screen refresh just twelve months later.


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  1. Reply Shaniya Harris March 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

    But I've had AMOLED on my Note 4 for years – what's the fuss, oh Apple – yawn

  2. Reply Alia Bashirian IV March 3, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Holy crap Apple is so behind lol

  3. Reply Jasmin Gulgowski March 3, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Jesus, Droids have had these for years! how is this cutting edge?! the iPhone sheep will lap it up as usual!

  4. Reply Wilhelm Tremblay March 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Had this on my Galaxy S3 when iphone users were telling me it was rubbish

  5. Reply Dr. Domenic Tromp Jr. March 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Apple with a top screen on their iPhone. Whatever next. A top camera? More storage. Wow. They're so cutting edge

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