Apple to Include OLED Across the iPhone Lineup: Reports for iPhones in 2020

While many people bash Apple for their products, it cannot be ignored that everyone waits for them. There is always a subtle grace to everything Apple introduces, be it the new iPad Mini or even the Apple Homepod. With Samsung’s latest release of the S10 lineup and Huawei with their P30 lineup, all eyes are on Apple.

While OnePlus’s OnePlus 7 is right around the corner, being a couple of months away, Apple would still steal the spotlight. Perhaps this sets Apple aside, giving it the “trillion dollar” name it gracefully boasts. Recent rumors suggest that Apple may have a lot of changes planned out for 2020, for their cellphones at least.

According to sources at DigiTimes, Apple will continue with the three iPhone product line. This seems quite peculiar given the fact how poorly the XR did. It was quite surprising actually because while the device didn’t do so well on paper, it made up for it in actual real-time usage: even the screen! Many believe it was the sub-par screen that caused issues in sales. Apple aims to change that. They have planned to equip all three of their devices with OLED panels. Not only that, they plan to change screen sizes as well. The smallest one would be 4.2 inches while the largest, 6.7 inches.

While this may be the case, one may wonder what manufacturer they would aim to manufacture the display. Two option come to mind, LG and Samsung. While Samsung’s superior display may sound like the preferred candidate, it should not be forgotten that LG displays are cheaper. This is quite an important point considering that Apple would be looking to continue the relatively lower price of the “XR” if that is what they’ll call it. On the other hand, they could opt for Samsung displays for their colour accuracy and vividness for the two flagship models. This would also open them up to adopting a bezeless display. Apple surely needs to go for something to catch up with the future. At this point, it’s just very scary to hold phones with all that screen real estate.

iPhone XR
iPhone XR

One thing is for sure, Apple will include a couple of new features but nothing too “un-apple”. They have to protect the exclusivity of the brand, that’s for sure. As for 2020, that is eons away in technology years. What people don’t seem to take out of this is that Apple will definitely charge a premium for the supposed revamp in their hardware. The budget iPhone might not be budget for too long. Only time will tell.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.