We are now close to the iPhone 8 unveiling, but we have started to hear a lot of rumors regarding the 2018 iPhone models for months. Earlier this month, rumors said that all 2018 iPhone models will feature OLED displays, marking Apple’s complete switch to OLED panels.
Apple has been sourcing components for its iPhone models in recent years. Samsung Display is now Apple’s sole supplier of OLED panels, while Imagination Technologies, the British chip designer, is currently providing GPU chips for graphics performance for the current iPhone models.
According to the latest sources, Apple has been in talks with LG Chemical to secure a deal for batteries that can be used for 2018 iPhone models. In reality, LG and Apple have been in a long-standing partnership, as the South Korean firm is proving OLED displays for the Apple Watch. Besides, LG Display is believed to join Samsung in Apple’s iPhone display production line.
Tech analysts say that Apple will likely become the biggest client of LG Chemical in the future, as the Cupertino Company is expected to place a huge order for batteries for the 2018 iPhone models.
LG’s main rival, Samsung Display is currently supplying hundreds of millions of OLED panel units for the upcoming iPhone 8. Earlier this year, the South Korean firm secured a huge deal from Apple to provide up to 60 million OLED units for the premium iPhone 8. Some recent sources say that Samsung will share the production of Apple’s A-Series chips with TSMC for the next year’s iPhone models.
Sources say that LG will produce new batteries for the 2018 iPhone models that promise to offer much-improved battery life. Besides, the new L-Shaped batteries will allow the iPhone to charge much faster than current models.
Apple is expected to launch the next generation iPhone models in September, including a premium iPhone mode, and two standard iPhone 7s and 7s Plus with slight improvements.
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