Multiple rumors have claimed that Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup will include a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with a notched display. Now, a Korean report indicates that Apple will be making use of LG’s latest MLCD display on the handset.
Discussions on the open source WebKit mailing list point to Apple working on iOS 12. While that’s not surprising, the company is testing a nightly build of WebKit on an iPhone 5s simulator. This points to Apple supporting iPhone 5s with iOS 12.
A new WSJ report details that LG Display is struggling to make OLED panels for Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup. Apple had reportedly invested in LG Display to help it set up necessary OLED production facilities.
Samsung will start the production of OLED panels for the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus from next month. This is ahead of schedule as the Korean company was initially expected to start the mass production of the displays in July.
RBC Captial Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes that Apple will be pricing the 2018 iPhone X and iPhone X Plus at $899 and $999, respectively.
As per DigiTimes analyst Luke Lin, Apple has managed to reduce the manufacturing cost of the 2018 iPhone X by a significant margin when compared to the existing iPhone X. The report is based on the upstream supply chain information of Apple which states that the BOM of the 2018 iPhone X is 10 percent lower than that of the existing iPhone X. The total BOM of the 2017 iPhone X was upwards of $400.
Reports originating from China point to Apple procuring up to 270 million display panels for its iPhones in 2018. Out of this, OLED panels will comprise about 110-130 million units, while the remaining 60-70 million units will be for a 6.1-inch LTPS panel and another 60-70 million LTPS display panels for screen sizes of 4, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch.
Alleged photos of the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus front glass and digitizer have been posted online. The source of the leaked images claims the parts were manufactured at an LG facility in Vietnam as a part of trial production equipment run.
We have heard plenty of rumors surrounding the iPhone SE 2 so far, though there have been no concrete leaks confirming that the device is indeed real. Now, a new leak from a sketchy Chinese news website QQ.com claims that the iPhone SE 2 will debut at WWDC this year.
In his latest investor’s note, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the 6.1-inch 2018 iPhone with an LCD display will look similar to that of the existing iPhone X, but its lower price tag will make it accessible to more consumers.