Apple Rumoured to be Developing Foldable OLED iPhone with LG

Joanna Estrada
October 12, 2017

The Bell says that LGD has set up a task force to develop the foldable screen, while its component-making sister company LG Innotek has started a team to develop the "rigid flexible (yeah, we know...) printed circuit board", or RFPCB. For those unaware, Samsung is now the sole supplier of OLED panels for the iPhone X. The report adds that Samsung can be expected to be supplier of displays for Apple next year too. Now Apple is seen moving to LG with foldable panels.

LG recently started its first OLED production for phones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, as per a CNN News18 report.

And even with the December quarter iPhone unit cut in her forecast, her revenue forecast for the fourth quarter of this year is in-line with consensus, thanks to stronger than expected Apple Watch demand and our higher average selling price forecast.

That is if a new report from South Korea turns out to be accurate.

Samsung has been dabbling in foldable displays for years, and it'll be exciting to finally see the culmination of those experiments.

If this year's bezel-less iPhone X didn't impress you, Apple has something else up its sleeve to dazzle you in the future.

We can expect this foldable display to be an OLED panel.

When Apple refreshes its iPad Pro line-up next year, they are likely to include the company's TrueDepth Camera system and support for Face ID on the high-end tablets.

According to Korean website The Investor, Apple is working with LG Display to produce a future iPhone with foldable OLED panel.

LG's first OLED panels will be used in devices for its own LG Electronics division and a few Chinese handset makers. Since then, the company has worked on improving durability and production yields.

Apple is considering investing in the E6 plant in a push for LG to beef up OLED production. The firm now has a $208.00 price target on the iPhone maker's stock.

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