In early April MacDigger wrote that a subsidiary of South Korean company Samsung – Samsung Display – this year it will invest about $9 billion in expanding production of OLED displays. And today it became known that Apple has ordered from Samsung Display about 70 million OLED panels for the iPhone 8.
According to the newspaper, The Bell, the company’s Samsung Display plans to start supplying OLED displays for a new flagship Apple in June of this year. Thus, the rumors that the iPhone 8 will be released not in September, but with a delay, can remain rumors.
During the month, Samsung Display will start ordering major components, in particular flexible printed circuit boards, which serve to connect the screen with a single chip system. The production of OLED panels will begin in may, and in June the finished displays will be sent to Apple, or rather, to Foxconn, which will collect anniversary the flagship of the company.
According to insiders, Samsung Display this year will ship about 72 million OLED displays for iPhone 8.
Due to the presence of the screen on organic light emitting diodes and other expensive components of the iPhone 8 could become the most expensive Apple smartphone in history. Its cost will exceed $ 1,000. The unit will be presented in September along with iPhone 7s iPhone 7s with LCD screens. All three iPhone get latest Apple processor A11, and support wireless charging.
According to the forecast of experts, up to the end of the year Apple sells record-breaking 100 million new iPhone, 55 million of which will be equipped with OLED screen.