Apple considering AMOLED displays for upcoming iPhones?
After the presentation of Samsungs new Super AMOLED Display at the MWC-2010 event, there are some rumors that Apple could be the be the first OEM to implement Super AMOLED in upcoming iPhone 4G, reports OLED-Display (http://www.oled-display.net/super-amoled-for-apples-iphone-4g).
AMOLED stands for active-matrix, organic light-emitting diode. It consists of OLED pixels that have been deposited or integrated onto a thin film transistor (TFT) array to form a matrix of pixels that generate light upon electrical activation, which functions as a series of switches to control the current flowing to each of the pixels.
"Our OLED industry sources told us that Apple accept the lifetime from Samsungs AMOLED Display, but Apple has been reluctant to use OLEDs in their iPhone, because of the power consumption on email and web browsing," says "OLED-Display." "They may be changing their position as the efficacy of the material increases and since they can use a black background with white or blue letters for email. The power consumption of the OLED is dependent on the content, Apple is fearful that the use of the iPhone in accessing web sites will use up too much power."