Apple is expected to launch a special iPhone model at its September this year with a brand new design and innovative features. Last year, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with the same design as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus failed to satisfy users worldwide who were previously expecting an iPhone model with an overhauled design.
The upcoming iPhone 8 is rumored to include a radical redesign with an OLED display and a much-improved fingerprint scanner built directly into the display. The Cupertino Company has been sourcing OLED displays from Samsung Display. The South Korean firm is expected to provide the company with hundreds of millions of OLED units used for the premium iPhone model this year.
According to the latest sources, Samsung Display is preparing to run the company’s OLED production lines for the premium iPhone 8 at full capacity this month. Samsung Display is expected to produce more than 100, 000 OLED panels per month following the boost in production. Tech analysts say that the South Korean firm will be able to provide up to 130 million OLED panels for this year’s iPhone.
Last month, sources said that Samsung Display was having trouble producing OLED panels, which might result in the delay of the premium iPhone 8. However, tech analysts say that the high-end iPhone model will still launch in September, but in very limited quantities.
Apple is looking for a new OLED supplier for future iPhone models. Sources say that the Cupertino Company is planning to invest billions in LG’s operation to secure OLED panels for the next iPhone models. Apple and LG Display have been in a long-standing partnership, as the South Korean firm is currently providing OLED panels for the Apple Watch.
Google is also investing billions in LG Display to secure a huge deal for OLED displays for the second generation Google Pixel, which is scheduled for 2018 release.
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