Digitimes has claimed today that Apple is discontinuing the company's 5.8-inch OLED model. However, the Taiwanese publication, which has a sense of quick shooting, is likely to be in the wrong.
The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch OLED screen, but according to a Report of Digitimes Apple should this year only bring a new OLED iPhone on the market, which has a screen size of 6.5 inches. This year's 5.8-inch model will appear only as an LCD iPhone, which would be a really strange and barely comprehensible step by Apple and all customers who bought the iPhone X, because that would make their F ormfaktor directly abandoned after a generation or canceled by an LCD. The iPhone has an OLED screen.
It makes no sense to introduce a flagship product in 2017 and replace it with an inferior version this year. And a 6.5-inch device is much more impractical than a 5.8-inch device because it hardly fits in the trouser and jacket pockets. It is unlikely that users will be able to switch from the rather handy iPhone X to a larger model if they want to stay with OLED.
Either Digitimes has taken up a misinformation or misinterpreted a clue. There was also a report according to which Apple will completely discontinue the iPhone X and will not present a successor. It is of course conceivable that Apple will modify the design of the iPhone X 2, but a shot may be unrealistic.
However, there is a small chance that Apple will abandon OLEDs and become the so-called Full Active, according to 9to5Mac LCDs changes. These would require an even smaller margin than OLEDs. So it's not completely impossible for Apple to change the screen technology for the 5.8-inch device. Very unlikely.
It would be smarter if Apple dared to switch to full-active LCDs on the LCDs. This could also affect the second-generation iPhone SE.