The next iPhone may become significantly lighter and thinner than its predecessors. It is reported by sources in the supply chain familiar with the company’s plans. According to the insiders, Apple engineers came up with as possible to achieve a substantial reduction of the dimensions of future devices for this purpose was developed a special OLED displays using the latest technology Y-Octa.
The main distinguishing feature of the technology Y-Octa in the fact that the touch layer will not be located separately and will be integrated directly into the display. Such decision will allow to save space inside the case and reduce the weight of the device. It is assumed that the main supplier of the advanced OLED panels will make Samsung Display.
At the moment all modern matrix organic light-emitting diode built on one principle — the matrix separately, the touch panel separately. If Apple manages to implement the technology in their future iPhone, it will be a kind of pioneer. Despite the fact that the production of new screens lies entirely on the Samsung, the American Corporation due to the contract are the exclusive rights to the use of improved matrices in their devices.
According to the source, the first iPhone with the use of new technology appears on the market in 2019. Initially, the delivery matrices of this type will be strictly limited, therefore a high chance that they will be staffed with only the most expensive and top-end model of the iPhone.
Recall that Samsung Display is the world’s largest manufacturer of OLED panels for smartphones. The share of this supplier in the market of screens reaches an impressive 97.6 percent.