Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone

Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone

Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone

According to a report in the Korean website The Investor, Apple has chose to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung OLED displays are the best in the industry) owing to the fear that specifications could be leaked as Samsung is its arch rival.

This jump in interest can perhaps be attributed to the 2017 iPhone lineup, which includes the iPhone X with an edge-to-edge display and a TrueDepth camera for facial recognition purposes.

That rivalry may, however, start to overshadow their partnership soon.

Korean publication The Bell, claims Apple has approached LG instead of Samsung Display, which produces the OLED screen for the new iPhone X, over fears that it could leak Apple's plans and screen technology to Samsung Electronics, which produces the Galaxy smartphone range.

"Citing unnamed industry sources, the report said, the panel production could start from 2020, which means Apple could delay its phone launch compared to Samsung's first foldable phone that is likely to debut next year".

Apple is investigating reports of its new iPhone bursting open, days after the flagship device went on sale.

Apple and LG may be working together to develop the next-big-thing for Apple.

Samsung is now the sole manufacturer of the OLED displays, NAND flash and DRAM chip in quantities required by Apple for its iPhones. Pictures on social media showed a £800 iPhone 8 Plus handset that appeared to have split alongside the side.

We can expect this foldable display to be an OLED panel. Apple's share of teen smartphone ownership has increased for five consecutive surveys, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson said in a report. In fact, some might say that Ming-Chi Kuo knows Apple every move even before Apple decides what to do.

Samsung is expected to launch its first commercial foldable phone next year, after trailing two phones in 2016 under the Project Valley name.

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