Apple is not quite ready to go all-in on OLED iPhones, report says

A participant makes use of a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing, China October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter – RC1BB5A3BB10

Expect Apple to go all-in on OLED for its fall iPhone lineup? Don’t bank on it—a new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Cupertino is not going to phase out LCD screens any time soon.

The Journal reports that Apple plans to three new iPhones this fall—two with expensive OLED screens, such as those found on the iPhone X , and more affordable LCD model. IHS Analyst Jusy Hong reportedly said that all three will appear on the iPhone X.

“Apple expects LCD-models of the majority of the iPhone sales in the line-up to be released this fall,” the report says. The company “in the first instance, wanted to is approximately equal to the production of the two type of display. Now, … Apple is planning to make more of the LCD model, with the expectation that consumers would lean in the direction of the cheaper model.”

Word has it Apple is planning to at least make an affordable LCD model in 2019. The company will probably not be so closed LCD screens and go all-OLED-until 2020.

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PCMag’s Lead Mobile Analyst Sascha Segan said the iPhone X-OLED-screen “is very carefully balanced colours to look as much like Apple’s previous LCDs.” Still, “black is blacker, and the colors are just a bit more saturated than on the iPhone 8 Plus.”

The iPhone X earned an “excellent” rating in PCMag’s review, although the price gave us pause. “It doesn’t matter how exciting it is, I don’t believe any phone is worth the $999 to $1,149 Apple is selling it for,” Segan wrote.

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