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Report: LG to supply OLED iPhone, iPod touch screens

A new report states that LG is expected to provide OLED screens for new iPhone and iPod touch models due later this year. Smarthouse, citing sources within LG Korea, claims that the new screens bound for the iPhone and iPod touch will be joined by an OLED-based touchscreen “notebook,” and that LG has been working on increasing touch sensitivity on the screens, as well as working on a new outer layer of covering for the screens to reduce the appearance of finger marks on the screen, left by accumulating body oils and sweat. Finally, the report states that Apple is also looking at a thin OLED screen from LG that will “link with a wireless content device similar to the current Apple TV.”

OLED technology has the potential to improve battery life in formerly LCD or LED-based devices by removing the need for backlighting, as well as improving color ranges, viewing angles, and rendition of true black coloration. Unfortunately, OLED technology has been plagued with considerably lower lifespans than LCD and LED screens, reducing the longevity of OLED devices to under five years when used for 8 hours per day.

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I think I would be ok with the screen on my gen 3 iPhone only lasting for 5 years of 8 hours of use per day.  Even I don’t use my iPhone that much, and I’ll probably only have the next one for a year or so anyway (assuming they continue the pace of annual refreshes and also that nothing better comes on the market).

Posted by Dyvim on March 19, 2009 at 4:51 PM (CDT)

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