Apple’s edge-to-edge iPhone X is still a few weeks from release, but the firm is already turning its attention to a new form factor, reports have claimed.
Cupertino is allegedly partnering with LG on foldable display technology for a future iPhone.
According to The Bell (via The Investor), LG has created a ‘task force’ to help Apple develop the flexible OLED display.
Whatsmore, the sister company LG Innotek is working to create a rigid flexible circuit board for the future smartphone, the report says.
Interestingly, the report says Apple has chosen to work with LG on the project instead of Samsung.
Why? Apparently the company is concerned about the number of leaks coming out of Samsung HQ.
Samsung built the OLED display for the iPhone X, which was one of the most leaked components in the history of the iPhone.
The iPhone X is part Samsung
Recent reports have suggested Samsung could rake in a massive $110 (around £83) for every iPhone X sold.
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As well as the display, Samsung reportedly provided the NAND flash and DRAM components for the device. It is believed Samsung is the only company large enough to manufacture the components at the volume required by Apple.
Estimates suggest Samsung could earn $4 billion in total from the phone, if sales live up to expectations. That’s probably more than it’ll rake in from its own Galaxy S8.
Should LG eventually lose the display gig to Samsung, its iPhone-based coffers won’t swell to significantly.
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