Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Apple Reportedly Working On Foldable Phone With LG Display

Apple Reportedly Working On Foldable Phone With LG Display Apple Reportedly Working On Foldable Phone With LG Display
Theresa Hayes | 12 October, 2017, 15:24

Apple's share of teen smartphone ownership has increased for five consecutive surveys, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson said in a report. In case you aren't aware, Kuo is widely regarded as a credible source for all things Apple.

While the iPhone X is a celebration of the history of Apple's flagship smartphone series, its specs and features clearly look far into the future.

Alongside the screen, a future foldable iPhone would also require a flexible circuit board and Apple may also assign the printing of such a circuit board to LG.

A wave of unsatisfied customers complaints has hit Apple not long before the release of iPhone X. Apple customers are complaining about the battery life mainly but also reports have appeared online of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices bursting open due to faulty batteries.

Apple usually starts a new phone project a year before launch, sharing key features, including the panel, with suppliers.

Wednesday's report claims that LG created its own foldable OLED prototype two or three years ago.

LG is said to be working on a new production plant in Paju, South Korea, dubbed E6.

The iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, however, could lead to some production bottlenecks for Apple, according to recent comments by Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner.

Although this is all just rumors and should be taken with the appropriate amount of salt, it makes sense that Apple would use LG rather than Samsung, as that could help break Samsung's OLED monopoly.

"Amid Samsung's near monopoly in mobile OLED production, Apple has been strengthening its partnership with LG Display, its long-time LCD partner", the report added.

Samsung, however, seems to have an edge over Apple when it comes to foldable smartphones.

Samsung is now the sole manufacturer of the OLED displays, NAND flash and DRAM chip in quantities required by Apple for its iPhones.

Apple's CEO told the UK Independent yesterday that "We don't give a rat's about being first, we want to be the best, and give people a great experience".