Apple has filed another patent for a foldable phone, according to Patently Apple. The patent showcases a device that has, not one, but two folds. This comes after Apple winning the foldable battery patent and even the magnetic lock for a folding phone patent.
Apple may be splitting the manufacturing process of their OLED displays for this years iPhone models. Previously, Apple has used LG as the supplier for their LCD panels and Samsung for the OLED variants, however, due to the rising rivalry between Samsung and Apple, the Cupertino company may be switching entirely.
Apple is looking to adopt Samsung’s touch-integrated OLED display in its future flagship iPhones. Apple has so far used a separate touch layer on top of iPhone displays but it is now looking to change that. The switch will allow Apple to design thinner and lighter iPhones.
In a bid to reduce its reliance on China, Foxconn is reportedly considering moving some iPhone manufacturing to India so as to diversify its supply-chain resources. Foxconn is Apple’s largest assembler and it assembles a lot of its products including iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, and more.
A new WSJ report claims that Apple plans to switch entirely to OLED display panels for its 2020 iPhone lineup. Citing sources, the report says the move will be done to allow for “more flexible handset design.”
Despite winning the majority of orders for Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup, the Cupertino company has informed Intel that it will not be using its 5G modem in its 2020 iPhone lineup. The report from CTech by Calcalist claims to have seen internal communications between the two companies and cites people familiar with the matter.
The season of sketchy iPhone rumors is running at full swing ahead of WWDC 2018. While Apple will not be unveiling any new iPhone at its developer conference, there has been an increase in the number of baseless leaks surrounding the company’s 2018 iPhone lineup. Today’s leak comes from a Korean report which claims the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is running behind schedule and won’t launch until November.