With the launch of the new edition of Apple iPhone just a few months away, it has been reported by South Korea’s Electronic Times that “Apple has decided to adopt organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) next year for all new iPhone models.” It has been reported that out of the three models that will be introduced this year, at least two models will feature OLED display.
The report led to a steep fall in the shares of Japan Display Inc. and Sharp Corp. which are the major screen manufacturers for the Cupertino based tech giant. Apple’s shift towards OLED would negatively impact the manufacturers.
The report seems reliable as it has been long deemed that Apple will part ways with LED screens.
In another report by Economic Daily News, a Taiwanese website, it has been rumored that Apple will launch at least one phone in 2019 with Triple-lens camera. The report is based on a research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu.
According to the research note, the triple lens setup will serve the purpose of 3D sensing with the help of stereoscopic vision where the two lenses will capture the object from different angles while the third lens will be used for calculating the distance between the iPhone and the object.
It has been touted that the third lens will have have a longer focal length and would provide the option of 3x optical zoom.
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This will enable the highly anticipated AR imagery features in the iPhone. Tim Cook has already expressed his keen interest in augmented reality and the wide horizon of possibilities it brings. Interestingly, last year, Apple released ARKit Platform to invite developers to develop apps based on augmented reality for iPads and iPhones.
We hope that WWDC 2018, which is scheduled for the next week, will shed some light on these speculations.