.alpha, 13 Feb 2017Apple only buys the highest quality components and consider Samsung never have to make 160 mil... moreYou are clearly out of knowledge here.. Samsung doesn't only implement amoleds only on s or note series but, most of the series.. like the A series, On series, J series. If you count them in, yes thats more than Iphone sales
AnonD-625786, 13 Feb 20172017: Samsung strikes a $4.3B supply deal with Apple for OLED panels 2018: (while still in de... morebecause everybody has to buy the maxed out plus variant with 256GB storage...
Would be happy if every new iPhone variant has OLED. Then later, they could expand to iPad, MacBook, iMac, even iPod touch if there will be a new variant (but I think that will be replaced by iPhone SE)
2017: Samsung strikes a $4.3B supply deal with Apple for OLED panels
2018: (while still in deal with Samsung) Introducing the iPhone 8 - we made our own OLED panel and it is so innovative! -crowd cheers, buys phone for $1,000-
Finally for the poor customers of Apple who pays top dollar for a phone.
Apple only buys the highest quality components and consider Samsung never have to make 160 million super high quality panels because Galaxy S and Note do not sell in that number, Samsung might have invested in a new factory for Apple or Galaxy S will use lesser quality panels.
So iCrap "innovates" by purchasing displays from their biggest competitor. Will the Apple fanboys at an upcoming trade show sit in the audience and start crying and biting the back of their hands like 16-year-old girls at a 1950's rock concert when the devices are announced? There is no doubt.
What? Do deals with Crapple then they will sue Samsung for stupid infringements. Nice iDiot logic.
Considering that the screen is by far the easiest upgrade to notice when comparing phones side by side, I think the new iPhone is going to easily sell for an extra 100 with a high quality AMOLED panel.
I'll personally stick with mid range Android phones, but if you're already spending 800 dollars on a phone, might as well shell out an extra 100 to get a good display.
For those of you that think the $72 per AMOLED is too steep, keep in mind that the iPhone 7's LCD panel is priced at $43 and even the Galaxy S6 edge's AMOLED panel in 2015 is priced at $83 !!!
ESUmanuelynne, 13 Feb 2017Good deal! No matter the cost, at least Apple is upgrading (in display aspect, at last after ... moreAgree totally with you I'm looking forward to the new OLED panels but the current LCD panels on the 7 Plus are really amazing too.
Someone Else, 13 Feb 2017160 million AMOLED displays so far. So, correct me if I'm wrong. 4.3 billion for 60 millio... moreActually indeed you are wrong. When the put 4.3 bn they refer to 4 thousand 300 hundred million dollars. Si the actual cost its like 27 bucks
No matter the cost, at least Apple is upgrading (in display aspect, at last after years of sticking to the acclaimed perfected stuff (LCD).
CozImBatman, 13 Feb 2017Yup! 71.67 $. Looks way steep a price, for its only gonna be a FullHD or lower. Something tel... moreThose PEOPLE not isheeps will buy whatever they want as long as they can afford it as is their right. Do the same if you can.
I think the cost of displays is high (actually steep) at 71.67 dollars. Earlier when I read about AMOLED being cheaper than LCD it was said to be something around 14 dollars. But now I think that was the comparison of cheaper panels of both types, say, one in j7 and one in moto g4.
Still, price is high becaus of
1) that was the production cost, we should consider profits.
2) profits will be high as Samsung is taking advantage of the apples condition, and it's a Samsung Apple deal anyway.
3) it will be high end panel and apple must have put some serious quality conditions about, say, color accuracy and brightness etc ( though color accuracy mostly depends upon display software but still there are a big influence of hardware)
Someone Else, 13 Feb 2017160 million AMOLED displays so far. So, correct me if I'm wrong. 4.3 billion for 60 millio... moreYes, exactly same thought that came to my mind as soon as I read it, I opened calculator lol