We’re a little over one month out from the expected September unveiling of the ten year anniversary iPhone, which has come to be known as the „iPhone 8“ ahead of release. While recent HomePod firmware discoveries have essentially confirmed the iPhone 8’s edge-to-edge design and front-facing sensor bar notch, it’s still unclear how iOS 11 will be incorporated into all of these drastically redesigned hardware upgrades.
New mockups shared by Allen Pike and Max Rudberg this week have taken a look at how these changes might be realized in an iPhone 8 running iOS 11. Particularly, the mockups address one of the more curious additions in the iOS 11 [...]
Apple is widely expected to introduce its first iPhone with an OLED display later this year, after a decade of using solely LCD technology.
Earlier reports peg Samsung as the exclusive supplier of OLED displays for the high-end smartphone, as the only company that can reliably produce both the quantity and quality of panels that Apple demands.
That could change within a few years, however, as Apple has decided to invest 3 trillion won/$2.67 billion in LG’s OLED production for smartphones, according to The Investor, citing a Korea Economic Daily newspaper report.
Apple will reportedly make the investment as advance payment for the planned OLED [...]
While Samsung remains the world’s the dominant supplier of OLED panels and will supply Apple with up to 92 million OLED screens over the next two years, a new report today suggests that Apple is looking to diversify its supply chain by investing $1.75-2.62 billion into LG Display’s OLED manufacturing. Specifically, Apple and LG Display are said to be considering a deal that would funnel Apple’s investment into LG Display’s new „E6“ OLED plant, which would be „exclusively dedicated to Apple orders“ (via The Korea Herald).
LG Display’s production on OLED screens is still far off, with its output for Apple predicted to [...]
A new report posted by DigiTimes today has taken a look into the micro-LED ambitions of multiple companies, including the timeline by which Apple might begin its trial production of micro-LED displays. Although it’s yet to be confirmed, Apple is likely to use such display technology on a version of the Apple Watch launched in 2018 or later.
The report, citing industry sources, states that Apple’s current aim is to manufacture a „small volume“ of products with micro-LED displays towards the end of this year. Reports over the past few weeks have referenced similar timelines for Apple’s micro-LED plans, and today’s news also corroborates the [...]