A new report came today from Wall Street Journal, informing us that Apple will move to an all OLED iPhone lineup in 2020. That basically means that this year we will see the last LCD iPhone in the form of the iPhone XR successor.
This new move will allow for a more “flexible handset design” which could be another hint that Apple is planning a completely redesigned iPhone lineup in 2020, perhaps even at a foldable iPhone. The whole process of producing a liquid retina display on the iPhone XR is complicated, the company needs to experiment with the backlight design to extend the LCD to the edges. However, the LCD panel on the iPhone XR still came with noticeably bigger bezels than the iPhone XS and XS Max OLED displays.
Someone will not be happy with Apple’s change to OLED, and total abandonment of LCD, we’re talking about Japan Display, the company’s biggest supplier of LCD panels. Japan Display has reportedly been affected by the lowered iPhone XR demand already. Also, rumors were being spread about Apple intentions of moving to micro LED LCDs for its wearables, but so far that’s mere speculation.
According to the source, the 2019 iPhone XR will retain its LCD display but will come with an improved dual-camera and faster LTE.