Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Has Apple enlisted LG for foldable iPhone display?

Has Apple enlisted LG for foldable iPhone display?

For those unaware, Samsung is now the sole supplier of OLED panels for the iPhone X. The report adds that Samsung can be expected to be supplier of displays for Apple next year too. Samsung's Galaxy X will reportedly launch in 2018.

That rivalry may, however, start to overshadow their partnership soon. In fact, Apple is reportedly already working on its own foldable iPhone.

Interestingly, the report says Apple has chosen to work with LG on the project instead of Samsung. The feature that stood out the most when Apple introduced iPhone X was its TrueDepth camera and Face ID 3D laser face-scanning technology.

Apple and LG may be working together to develop the next-big-thing for Apple. LG is also prepping to start a new production plant called E6 in Paju, South Korea.

Apple Inc (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.

While I'd love nothing more than to see something different from Apple like this folding smartphone, I think we should be a little cautious about getting to ahead of the game with this rumor.

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".

We can expect this foldable display to be an OLED panel.

South Korean conglomerate Samsung raked in around Dollars 4 billion more in revenue from Apple iPhone X parts that it manufactures.

Piper Jaffray said the findings are a clear "positive point" for the current iPhone upgrade supercycle, which includes the iPhone 8 as well as the upcoming high-end iPhone X. The survey polled 6,100 teenagers across 44 states, with an average age of 15.9 years.

Reports of a future iPhone with a foldable display surfaced a year ago as well when LG Display was said to begin mass-production of foldable smartphone displays in 2018, with Apple being one of the potential partners.

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