Apple is all set to make the switch to OLED displays with the iPhone 8 later this year, and if reports are anything to go by, the company will switch its entire lineup to OLED displays starting from 2018. A report from Trendforce says that Apple’s move to OLED panels will greatly accelerate the panel’s adoption in the smartphone market, with the adoption rate hitting 50% by 2020.
While Apple is yet to launch the iPhone 8, rumors about the 2019 ‘iPhone 9’ have already started making their way to the internet. A report from The Korea Economic Daily claims that LG Innotek will start the mass production of flexible PCBs as it aims to become one of the main suppliers of flexible boards for the 2018 iPhone.
Apple’s Supply Chain Analysis Reveals 3D-Sensing Capabilities for Augmented Reality Coming to iPhone 8
A detailed analysis of Apple’s supply chain for the upcoming iPhone X launch later this year has revealed the names of the companies that will be supplying various components to Apple for the next iPhone. This includes Broadcom, Lumentum, Finisar, and Viavi Solution.
As Apple and Qualcomm’s Legal Fight Intensifies, Intel Becomes a Bigger LTE Modem Supplier for Next iPhone
Apple started sourcing LTE modems from Intel with the iPhone 7 last year. Despite the inferior performance offered by Intel’s modem, Apple sourced 30 percent of the modem from the company, with the rest of the orders going to its long-time baseband supplier, Qualcomm.
While the iPhone 8 is still a few months away from its official launch, rumors about iPhone 9 have already started making their way to the internet. A report from The Bell claims that Apple will be launching the iPhone 9 with two different screen sizes: 5.28-inch and 6.46-inch.
Popular YouTuber Unbox Therapy has posted a hands-on video with a mockup of the iPhone 8. The mockup has been 3D printed based on the recently leaked drawings surrounding the handset.
Powermat is known for its wireless technologies and has played a key role in the development of the technology. Now, the company’s CEO, Elad Dubzinski, in a statement related to the appointment of the Dan Stone as the Chairman of the Board of Powermat has mentioned that wireless charging will be a standard feature on the next iPhone.
With the iPhone 8 just over five months away from its official unveiling, the rumor mill surrounding the handset will start churning out sketchy rumors to gain readers attention. Today, one such rumor has been posted by Chinese tech website Micgadget.com claiming that Apple will launch only two iPhone models this year and not three as reports have pointed out so far.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest note issued to investors note that the mass production of the OLED iPhone 8 will be delayed to October-November. This is a significant delay as Apple usually starts mass producing iPhones in August/September.