There is no doubts that Apple will soon or later end up using OLED display for the iPhone in the future. According to the Taiwanese website DigiTimes ((via The Motley Fool ), Apple is preparing to launch an iPhone with a larger screen than the iPhone 6s currently mounted Plus, reaching 5.8-inch with OLED display, said it would use the technology. DigiTimes also dares to speak of when, ensuring that this assumption iPhone will arrive in 2017/2018, or even next year.
Using the OLED display in 2017, this new property could be used by Apple as one of the promotional points 7s iPhone. Models changing number, such as iPhone 7, except surprise, be presented in September, they include a renewed out design, but less internal improvements. It is in the “S” models where Apple usually includes major developments, such as the 8MP camera and Siri 4S, the Touch ID on the iPhone 5s or iPhone screen 3D Touch on the 6s.
Right now, Apple offers the iPhone 5s (which could be replaced by the iPhone SE) with 4-inch screen, the iPhone 6 / 6s with 4.7 inch screen and iPhone 6 / 6s Plus with a 5.5 inch screen. What is not clear is whether this assumption DigiTimes new 5.8-inch model would be a larger model that the Plus or replace. If we consider the rumor that says that this year will reach an iPhone 7 Pro with size Plus but more important hardware (such as dual chamber), we can assess the possibility that the size of 5.8 inches is the one to be used to this model, something that, frankly, not convince me.
In any case, this is just a rumor and could stay wet paper if, when the time comes, Apple keeps the size of the screens released in 2014. Would you like to see an iPhone with 5.8-inch OLED display?