With the launch of the iPhone X last year, Apple adopted OLED screen technology for the first time. The company followed Android manufacturers to the technology. However, Cupertino still stuck with its more traditional LCD displays on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Even though the iPhone X was the odd one out next to the iPhone 8 range, it signalled a changing ethos for Apple. The company is reported to be moving fully behind OLED technology with the next range of iPhones. Just what those devices will be remains to be seen. Whether it's the iPhone 9, iPhone X2, or any other name, all new handsets will get OLED panels. The effect of Apple turning full attention to OLED will be a major decline in the LCD screen market. The LCD market already lost out to OLED displays in the TV market. In terms of mobile, Apple's use of LCD allowed the screen technology to maintain a major presence. However, now Cupertino is also adopting OLED, there are few vendors interested in LCD.
Apple iPhone Shift to OLED Spells Trouble for LCD Market
Apple will make all iPhone device exclusively OLED by 2019, leaving the LCD market without its leading OEM partner.