Apple Planning To Use Cheaper LCD Displays
Apple will be planning to use cheaper LCD displays as its customers express concern over the rising costs of iPhones.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Californian-based company is expecting its LCD models to make up the brunt of its sales for this year, more than analysts had expected.
The LCD panels will be used for the 2019 line up according to those involved in the Apple supply chain, despite news circulating the company would use OLED for all its devices.
The iPhone X display is made from OLED panels which has contributed to the hefty price tag of $1,579, the company’s most expensive phone yet.
OLED screens are priced around US$100 per iPhone whereas LCD displays are US$40, according to researchers at IHS Markit.
Sources are predicting the new slew of iPhones this year will be two OLED devices and one LCD. The LCD will reportedly be 6.1 inches, with the two OLED at 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches.
These upcoming devices are also predicted to be cheaper as many iPhone die-hards were upset over the pricing.
The devices will be reportedly starting from US$799.