Apple Is Making A Small iPhone (Again)

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Anyway, according to Apple's supply chain sources from Taiwan and DigiTimes, the three 2020 iPhones will have an OLED display and a nice size for different consumers which are - 5.42, 6.06, and 6.67-inches.

Shares of Japan Display rose as much as 16 percent in early trade on April 1 and were up 13 percent at 78 yen as of 0211 GMT.

Japan Display, which gets more than half of its revenue from Apple, has a small OLED pilot line at a smartphone screen plant in eastern Japan. However, Apple will continue with the current sizes for the 2019 models, the report added with iPhones - of 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screen sizes - featuring OLED displays and one LCD display model offering the 6.1-inch screen.


Japan Display (JDI) went through some rough years as Apple started its transition to OLED screens. Samsung Display is likely to remain the most significant OLED supplier, but LG Display and BOE are looking forward to a piece of the pie.

Apple reportedly obtained the OLED screens from Samsung.

The 6.06-inch model would likely come in at the same size as the iPhone XR, and in fact is actually the precise measurement of the current display - Apple merely rounds the numbers up to the nearest tenth of an inch. We haven't heard much about Apple Watch Series 5, but it isn't expected to deliver a major design change.


Japan Display intends to build an OLED manufacturing plant in China. The wireless charging case option feature in the AirPods 2 backs Kuo's statement regarding the future iPhone's reverse wireless functionality. We've already heard rumours that Apple will completely switch to OLED tech next year, and now a new report from DigiTimes is confirming the same.

If Apple has managed to shrink the internals of each phone yet retain their functionality, the iPhone 11 could have these smaller internals, so would perhaps make it a little lighter than the previous iPhones, which we found to be a little on the heavy side.


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