The iPhone 10th Anniversary (or iPhone 8 ) is expected to adopt display technology (OLED) as well as Apple Watch and the touch bar of the new MacBook Pro.
OLEDs are harder and more expensive to produce than traditional LCD panels, so the decision that the iPhone 8 includes an OLED display may cost about $ 50 million in additional costs in the March quarter, according to a Cowen & Company's.
OLED panels produce sharper images and maintain lower power consumption because they do not require backlighting to illuminate individual pixels. Therefore, the next Apple iPhone is expected to adopt a 5.8-inch OLED screen similar to Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge series.
Given Cupertino's high-volume requirements, it's no surprise that competing manufacturers are already worried about the iPhone 8 that could potentially hog much of the supply of OLED screens for smartphones. Samsung Display, the largest producer of OLED screens in the world, should exclusively provide OLED panels for the iPhone until at least 2018, when suppliers such as Sharp, LG Display and Japan Display are expected to increase OLED production.
It is believed that there will be a total of 76 million iPhone shipments during the December 2017 quarter, in addition to sales of 13.5 million iPads and 5.4 million Apple Watch. Moreover, it was estimated that only 8 million units of iPhone SE will be sold during the holiday quarter.
Finally, it is believed that the iPhone 7 Plus accounted for a greater proportion of all sales of iPhone 7 versus iPhone 6s / Plus during the quarter of December 2015. For the March quarter, the analyst forecasts sales of 50.5 million IPhones, 10 million iPads and 2.5 million Apple Watch.