It’s said to be switching to a type of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen called an AMOLED. But with a sharper screen, those social media posts and streaming videos we all peruse on our phones will look better, as will emerging technologies such as augmented reality – another emerging Apple interest. Apple’s current screens are cheaper to produce, which helps explain why analysts are expecting a big price bump for the most expensive iPhone. That’s particularly true when looking at dark colors, when an AMOLED screen can cut power to any pixel that should be black. Or it may be able to improve performance elsewhere in the phone. An iPhone is connected to a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu equipped with Apple CarPlay apps, displayed on the car’s MyLink screen, top, during a demonstration in Detroit. AMOLED screens don’t. So if you want to see what the difference may look like, you can look at a phone such as the Galaxy S8 or the new LG V30, which has its own plastic variant of an OLED screen called POLED. It’s hard to say, however, how much battery life improvement you’ll get on the new phone. This story was first published on DenverPost.com A: Potentially two things: images may be more vivid, and you may get better battery life. In fact, competitors such as Samsung and LG – both of which manufacture screens – have already put some kind of OLED on their smartphones. And, for that phone – which is believed to have a nearly all-screen front – Apple is expected to change the type of screen the iPhone uses. Here’s a quick look at what that could mean for the average iPhone owner. LCD screens tend to show more muted colors, but they’re also generally truer to life. (Yes, the “p” is for plastic.)
Q: How could this affect my relationship with the iPhone? There are some differences between the LCD and AMOLED screens on the market now. AMOLED screens can be thinner, and naturally provide more vivid colors rather than the more realistic (and sometimes muddier looking) hues than on an LCD screen. The LCD screens currently on Apple’s phones have a backlight that’s always shining behind the screen. A: Right now, Apple has a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen on the iPhone. Nope. A: For one, it could make a dent in your wallet if you want the top-tier phone. Instead, pixels light up when electricity passes through them. They can also be easier to see in direct sunlight and brighter than AMOLED screens, due to the backlight. The big difference between an LCD screen and an AMOLED one is the presence of a backlight. 14 Tinder-era dating terms you should know

Q: Is Apple the first to use this kind of screen? These screens can also improve battery life or at least be more energy-efficient without the backlight. (The AM stands for “active-matrix,” if you’re interested. Q: How is this screen different from the one already on the iPhone? Q: What does that mean in a practical sense? Related Articles

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What’s cuffing season? Because an edge-to-edge screen means more screen real estate, Apple may be able to use energy savings from an OLED screen to offer a larger screen with the same battery life. Apple declined to comment.