It claims that Apple has teamed up with LG Display to develop a foldable iPhone. Other info indicated that the Galaxy X (Samsung's foldable phone) will be manufactured in very limited quantities and be sold in Korean shores only.
That rivalry may, however, start to overshadow their partnership soon.
Apple and LG Display are in discussions to make a foldable OLED screen for the iPhone, reported CNET. While Samsung has reputedly been working on a foldable or flexible smartphone for quite some time, a report on Wednesday claimed that Apple is also developing a similar device.
Although Samsung is still expected to supply OLED panels for Apple's 2018 iPhones, LG, which recently started OLED production for phones at Chinese plant, is reportedly planning to supply iPhone panels from 2019 onwards.
Apple's choice of South Korea-based LG may be attributed to its impressive gains in foldable screen technology over the years.
Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone X, the company's flagship smartphone for 2017 is all set for public release on November 3, just a few weeks from now.
The next iPhone will have a foldable screen.
Another firm, LG Innotek, is working on a rigid but flexible printed circuit board for the gadget. Lastly our cover graphic shows an Apple patent figure of a foldable iPhone from their granted patent for such a device issued in November 2016.
Apple's eventual goal here seems to compel its iOS developers to pay more attention to create facial recognition related applications.
In 2020, Apple might not even be the second company to launch a foldable smartphone.
While the authenticity of the report can not be guaranteed at this time, Apple's design guru Jony Ive did however mention is a recent interview that Apple started working on the bezel-less iPhone X design 5 years ahead of its unveiling in September. The company is now supplying its first batch of its foldable panels to few Chinese handset makers as well as to its parent company.