A new report from the Investor claims that Apple has chosen LG to manufacture future foldable displays for them. The report claims that Apple has partnered with LG for this project in order to keep its future technology breakthroughs secret from chief rival Samsung.
Apple is investigating reports of its new iPhone bursting open, days after the flagship device went on sale.
Reports of a future iPhone with a foldable display surfaced past year 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. Samsung is the current manufacturer of OLED panels for the Apple iPhone X.
LG recently started its first OLED production for phones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, as per a CNN News18 report. The Investor notes, though, that LGD is expected to begin OLED iPhone screen production at its E6 plant in Paju in 2019. Sources say the two firms have tentatively agreed on the investment but details have not yet been finalized. The facial recognition software on the iPhone X is not a feature we've never heard of before, however, it could be the best one available on the market. The reason being that Samsung supplies a number of iPhone's components - particularly its curved OLED display.
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.
Another radical change that Apple made with the iPhone X is taking out the home button.
Associated press reported earlier this month that, Koh Dong-jin president of mobile business at Samsung Electronics seemingly confirmed that a foldable smartphone is coming 2018.