Apple is reported to introduce the iPhone 8 with an OLED display, while the other two models, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are expected to come with LCD displays. But, it seems the Cupertino-based giant is planning to ditch LCD display altogether and it might introduce OLED panels for the 2018 series of iPhones.
According to the report by Nikkei, the upcoming iPhones with OLED displays will be launched in the second half of 2018. The report further adds that Apple has started to design new iPhones. Given the fact that Apple has recently struck a deal with both LG and Samsung to stride up the production of OLED panels, it is possible that all future iPhones could sport OLED panels. However, nothing can be guaranteed from these speculations.
In addition, the reports say that the sources in the OLED production equipment industry suggest that panel makers may not be able to produce enough to meet demand if Apple uses OLED displays in all new iPhones in 2018. Furthermore, this year, Apple will use OLED display only in its premium handset, which will offer a high screen-to-body ratio without the iconic home button.
Recollecting some previous rumours, Apple is said to launch three new iPhones this year. The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone (probably iPhone 7s and 7s Plus) devices will be up much before, probably in September. Further, as per Brian White (analyst), the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will be available for pre-orders along with the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone devices, however, the availability of the 5.8-inch variant is likely to happen sometime in October-November.
Another important area where Apple is likely to work is the display. As per previous reports, Apple is planning to implement a bezel-less curved OLED display on the next iPhone but some unsuspected delays in the development recently pointed out that Apple might, in fact, shift to normal OLED displays. Nevertheless, design schematics are not meant to be taken as the final draft so we request you to take all this information with a pinch of salt.