Reports from Korea suggest Apple decided not to release a 5.3-inch OLED iPhone in 2018

Apple introduced its first OLED iPhone, the iPhone X with a 5.8" 1125x2436 (458 PPI) flexible Super AMOLED display, and analysts were expecting that Apple will extend the adoption of OLEDs to both its smaller and larger iPhones next year.

Apple iPhone X photo

Reports from Korea, however, now suggest that Apple decided that in 2018 its smaller iPhone (at 5.28-inch) will use an LCD, and not an OLED. Apple will use an OLED in two models in 2018 - one at 5.8-inch and one at 6.46-inch.

The same reports also claims that Apple ordered new 6-inch LCDs from Japan Display for 2018. So we now have reports saying that Apple's 2018 will come in 4.7-inch, 5.3-inch, 5.8-inch, 6-inch and 6.46-inch. I don't think it is likely that Apple will release so many different sizes in 2018, but perhaps Apple is indeed considering all these displays at this early stage.

Posted: Sep 26,2017 by Ron Mertens