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Apple reportedly working on a foldable iPhone

13 October 2017 - 22:42

Afu

Foodaholic. Travel Buff. Smartphoneographer.

The 2017 tenth anniversary iPhone X is not even in the market yet, and there are already word about Apple's plans for their iPhone's in the year 2020. (way ahead in the future don't you think?)

The Korean English business news known as The Investor, claims that Apple is working on an iPhone that has a foldable screen. According to the website, they are collaborating with LG Display, and not their current OLED suppler - Samsung Display. A task force has been created in order to develop the bendable OLED screen, while LG Innotek has a team dedicated in creating the 'rigid flexible printed circuit board.' 

Samsung is already developing a phone with a foldable screen, with rumours suggesting that it could debut in 2018. While LG has made a prototype about two to three years ago and is now working on improving yeild rates. Therefore it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Apple is also trying to create a smartphone with a foldable screen.

The Investor indicates that sources suggest panel production for the foldable iPhone could commence from 2020. However production is expected to start in early 2019 when the new plant for LG called 'E6' is completed in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

It has also been claimed that Apple is strengthening their relationship with LG Display - the long-time LCD partner, and might invest in the E6 plant to push for LG to increase OLED production. 


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