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OLED panels won’t reach all iPhone models until 2019

Those expecting Apple to spread the OLED screen love to the rest of its product line following the release of the iPhone 8 in September might find they have to wait a little longer to access the brighter colored, low-energy interfaces. Apple will reportedly not switch the entire iPhone line to OLED panels until 2019.

What that means for the 2018 line of iPhones is uncertain. Currently, it’s expected that Apple will announce and release iterative 7s updates to its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen models in September, with a special 5.8-inch tenth anniversary edition with OLED screens going into production the same month. However, it looks like now another cycle will go by with just a single flagship model with the higher quality panels.

Apple was reportedly planning on implementing the screens across its entire iPhone line this year, but supply chain shortages (Samsung being the sole manufacturer with production capacity on OLED) caused Apple to offer the screens across just one premium model.

It’s believed Apple will be purchasing 60 million OLED panels from Samsung in a deal worth 4.3 billion. The report says:

“Apple is expected to adopt OLED for about 60 million units or 40 percent of the iPhone 8 this year and double the adoption next year. It aims to use OLED for all its new iPhones by 2019.”

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