Can Apple Save OLEDs? - Energy Watch News

Can Apple Save OLEDs?

Speculation is mounting that Apple is set to opt for OLED screens for the 2017 iPhone, a move that would transform the fortunes of the technology in the lighting sector. The sheer scale of production involved in the switch from LCD – Apple sold 232 million iPhones last year – would single-handedly drive down prices, increase efficiencies and encourage investment in research and development in OLED, which has been seen as the poor relation to standard LED in the lighting sector. The main stumbling blocks to the adoption by luminaire manufacturers have been high unit cost, relatively low efficacies and a lack of supplier diversity. The world’s two leading OLED manufacturers, LG and Samsung, are now investing heavily as Apple and other device manufacturers begin to switch in the coming years.

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