The South Korean company Interflex, specializing in touchscreens, will supply components for the next-generation iPhone. Patentlyapple writes about this, citing a local news Agency The Bell.
According to the resource, the screens are designed for iPhone 8. Interflex company is already developing prototypes of the panels, the beginning of deliveries scheduled for April.
Touch screens will not be separate structural elements. They are supposed to be embedded in iPhone display directly on top of a layer of thin-film transistors. This technology finds more and more wide application in screens of mobile devices.
It is noted that as one of the leading participants of the market, the company Interflex is already supplying the touchscreens for the flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8. However, Apple’s supplier, it became for the first time.
On the eve of the sources said that the iPhone 8, which is expected in the 10-year anniversary of the gadget will be the most expensive smartphone in Apple, the price will exceed $1 000. Now 256-Gigabyte version of the iPhone 7 Plus is sold at a price of $969, and the future iPhone will be equipped with a number of additional advantages, in particular an OLED display and 3D sensor Lumentum.
Along with a new 5.8-inch iPhone this year, Apple introduced the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus.