iPhone 8 features will include a dramatic shift from the current technology currently in use. The first of these technological changes in some of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) brands started with the with the surprise announcement of use of LCD screens in the upcoming iPhone 7 version. The move was a major leap considering most smartphone companies, including industry leader Samsung have avoided the LCD displays to date.
Apple needs to evolve or grow obsolete
Nonetheless, Apple needed to incorporate visible changes in this upcoming model that offer consumers something to look forward to or risk obsolescence. The need to evolve has once again pushed the company into exploring better options and recent reports point out that the company is preparing to use the light emitting diode (OLED) screens in future models, hinting out on the possible use of OLED displays in iPhone 8 model.
According to Tai Jeng-wu, Sharp President, the company supplying smartphone panels to Apple, the iPhone is constantly evolving and is currently adopting OLED panels as opposed to the low-temperature Poly-silicon is accustomed to in all its previous versions. Tai said it remains to be seen whether incorporating the OLED as one of the iPhone 8 features will be a hit but the change must be evoked.
Addressing Tatung University students, Tai said: “If Apple doesn’t walk down this path and transform itself there will be no innovation.”
The iPhone 8 model
The launch of the iPhone 8 smartphone coincides with the company’s Tenth anniversary in 2017. The company will, therefore, want to mark in style, possibly with an evolutionary modern phone version. According to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is preparing for a drastic design change of the overall iPhone and that the OLED allegations are just the beginning.
The report stated that the company would develop three different iPhone 8 variants. The three devices will share almost similar internal features but will still have differing external features. Nonetheless, the report indicates that some of the iPhone 8 features for the premium model device will include a curved OLED screen while the other two will maintain the current LTPS panels.