IPhone OLED Forecasts Doubled In New Analyst Prediction

Posted: May 1 2017, 5:41am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

iPhone OLED Forecasts Doubled in New Analyst Forecast

iPhone 7S might get an OLED screen as well

The big change for the iPhone 8 as the device has come to be known is the move to an OLED screen. This change is putting Apple on par with competing devices like high-end Android phones that have used OLED screens for a while now. Morgan Stanley made a huge change to its forecasts for OLED screens being used in the next generation iPhone models recently.

The prediction for the number of OLED screens used was doubled. Morgan Stanley noted in a letter to investors that checks performance in November suggested that Apple had procured 50 million OLED panels. Morgan Stanley now forecasts OLEDs used by Apple at 50-100 million units with the vast range being tied to production yields at Samsung where the screens are being procured.

This means that half of all the upcoming iPhone models could use OLED screens. Apple is predicted to be planning product info iPhone models of 100-110 million units meaning that half of those devices could have OLED screens. This has led to a rumor that Apple might be planning to use the OLEDs in more than just the so-called iPhone 8. The iPhone 7S might get an OLED screen as well.

IHS Markit analyst Wayne Lam told Forbes, "Our supply side colleagues are seeing lots of preparation by the likes of Foxconn...preparing for a massive ramp of iPhone production. Apple may have a wider product strategy come September. iPhone 7S, iPhone 8 and “one more thing” iPhone X edition – with or without curved displays...Just a thought."

Another less appealing rumor is also coming from Morgan Stanley, this one predicts that the new iPhones will be delayed due to low component yields. This isn't a new rumor, delays have been predicted for a while. Apple is said to be having trouble getting the iPhone 8 fingerprint sensors to operate correctly under glass of the screen. Other component issues like shortages of printed circuit boards and overheating of wireless charging coils have been reported as well.

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