A new report from suppliers says that Apple makes orders for displays for the next-generation iPhone, which is rumored to include two OLED version 5.8 and 6.5 inch and 6.1-inch LCD option.
China Times reports that Apple relies on Samsung to manufacture OLED panels for iPhone in 2018, as it was a year ago with the production of iPhone X. Now Apple ordered OLED displays from Samsung and LG, which also provides spare parts for the Apple Watch.
Earlier this month it became known that LG, Sharp and Japan Display are eager to join the production of OLED-panels for the iPhone this year, although production capacity of the companies is still not at maximum level. LG has a huge potential to become the second largest supplier of OLED displays for iPhone and aimed to maximize production in 2019. At the same time, Foxconn, owning Sharp, began to invest in the manufacturing assets in March last year.
Based on the rumors, Apple will introduce this year a successful receiver 5.8-inch iPhone X and its extended version with a screen size of 6.5 inches in the framework of the annual update cycle of the iPhone. It is also known that the iPhone with 6.1-inch LCD screen will get display “edge to edge” technology Face ID like the version with the OLED.
According to the report, Japan Display will supply LCD panels with an aspect ratio of 18:9 to 6.1-inch smartphone Apple, along with LG. General Interface Solution and TPK Holding has reported that produce touch panels for LCD displays iPhone. According to the previously appeared information that both companies were suppliers of thin-film components for the iPhone X.
Japanese blog Mac Otakara also recently reported unconfirmed information about the supply of the iPhone.
Rumors about the three models of the next-generation iPhone began circulating shortly after the iPhone X and iPhone 8 debuted in September of last year.
We already wrote about the report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo about the release of three iPhone models in 2018. And most recently, the expert suggested that Apple will decide to discontinue production of the iPhone X in 2018 to maintain the mentality of a premium product.
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