With the recent announcement of the iPhone 3.0 software, many people are now starting to speculate as to whether the release of the next 3rd generation of iPhone will be coming sometime in 2009 to co-incide with this software update release much like the iPhone 3G did with the iPhone 2.0 software update.
Also given the upcoming release this year of the Palm Pre which could possibly be the iPhone’s strongest competitor to date, it would make sense for Apple to address this new threat to their dominance with not only a software update, but a new handset featuring improved hardware features.
That’s where this rather interesting rumour then comes in, it’s being reported that LG have been approached by Apple enquiring about supplying OLED screens of various sizes – surely if that’s true, then like an anonymous source has revealed, they will be using them in the next generation of the iPhone?
OLED screens offer various benefits over LCD screens including better picture quality, however the main benefits I’m sure Apple would be looking at would be the that OLED screens do not require a backlight to display the image which in turn means that the screens use less power and can be made thinner in size.
All these benefits would be of great interest to Apple who I’m sure would want the 3rd generation iPhone to have as higher quality picture, highest resolution and as large a screen as possible whilst ensuring the device is as thin as possible while and has good battery life – something it has been criticised for in the past.
If this ends up being true, then Apple may well already have one feature in the 3rd generation iPhone that will better the Palm Pre since that device will be based upon having an LCD screen.
Via – Mighty Gadget