Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Apple partners LG for foldable iPhone

Apple partners LG for foldable iPhone

Original Content: Apple may be looking at a new location in Los Angeles to help with its original content plans, reports 9to5Mac. Apple's share of teen smartphone ownership has increased for five consecutive surveys, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson said in a report.

Developing a phone from Apple takes a minimum of 12 months before the device is officially launched and in order to get production underway, key elements of the device such as the design and hardware will be shared with its manufacturing partners.

If this year's bezel-less iPhone X didn't impress you, Apple has something else up its sleeve to dazzle you in the future.

Apple is reportedly working on a foldable iPhone in partnership with LG- and not Samsung, who is the present supplier of OLED displays for its latest iPhone.

"Citing unnamed industry sources, the report said, the panel production could start from 2020, which means Apple could delay its phone launch compared to Samsung's first foldable phone that is likely to debut next year". The report also suggested that the iPhone-maker chose to join forces with LG, instead of Samsung, due to concerns over leaking sensitive technical details to its biggest rival. The handset could go on sale in 2020.

LG Display has been toiling away on its foldable OLED panel prototype, completing it about 3 years ago and upgrading yield rate and durability in the time since then.

Apple may be now buying OLED panels from Samsung, but it seems reluctant to continue the trade. To be more precise, Apple has agreed to work with LG Display, an arm of LG, on bendable OLED screens.

Now, let's hope Apple will soon find a way to bury all the cameras and sensors in the iPhone X's notch under the display. Apple already has a head start in the segment, and the company believes they will be able to maintain an unassailable lead over Android in the segment for the next few years.

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