3D touch components for the OLED iPhone 8 are allegedly 150% more expensive than for the LCD ones

3D touch components for the OLED iPhone 8 are allegedly 150% more expensive than for the LCD ones
By now, we have already accepted that there is a lot of truth to the rumors about a special anniversary iPhone 8 with an OLED display. It's also rumored that the premium Apple smartphone will come with a premium price of approximately $1,000, due to the variety of features that are rumored to make an appearance in the new iPhone.

There is a serious difference between LCD and OLED displays, however, which apparently requires a different technique to be used for 3D Touch implementation. According to the Chinese media Economic Daily Times, with LCD panels the 3D Touch sensors are directly bonded on the panel, while with OLED, additional glass needs to be bonded on the front and back side of the display in order to strengthen it.

This allegedly made the manufacturers of said components raise the price for OLED-display iPhones by 150%. Currently, TPK Holdings and General Interface Solution charge Apple $7-9 per smartphone to produce the parts, but for the anniversary edition, the price has reportedly jumped to $18-22 per unit.

Whether or not this is true, and if there actually will be an iPhone with an OLED display has yet to be confirmed, so do take this information with a grain of salt.

via Digitimes

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40 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Freaking beast. Btw, looks like the ip8 is gonna have 3d touch on steroids. Can't wait.

2. billylegoat

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 17, 2017

3d touch on steroids? i don't see any difference but the price only.. it will going to have same functionality.. you press it harder and you will given options

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But the fanboys need this fodder so they can claim iPhones are better.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 6843; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

These stories are released to help prepare everyone for Apples jacked up prices for the latest iPhone in the fall.

13. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Just like you guys do with Samsung, right?

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its not remotely the same. In fairness, you can Google all the features and capabilities of any phone, and facts will show that vs the Galaxy S and iPhone, each S got more features and capabilities on each new model what the iPhome got. What did the iPhone 3GS get over thr 3G, how about the 4 vs 4S? How about all the 5's and 6's? Now compare to each Galaxy S. Tye first iPhone didnt even have the abikity to install apps, record video and even simple thibgs like copy paste, which all smartphomes had before it. Please just be fair. Its not the same. The iPhone 4S only real difference was Siri. The iPhone 6's and 7 are identical other than the extra camera and yws Apple added a GB of ram and 2 cores...big deal. But the difference in the S7 vs the S8 is mucj bigger list vs the iPhone 6S and 7.

40. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Both Samsung and Apple are 150% more expensive. Its a fact.

14. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1221; Member since: May 01, 2017

How can a phone be considered a "beast" exactly.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This is what happens when you out useless garbage in a phone. Likely also why Samsung didnt jump on Force Touch. Its pointless considering what it costs to implement

10. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

So this is the reason samsung is about to copy the iphone with force touch into the note 8? Lmao!

12. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Didn't we heard that the Force Touch BS will be on GS7/Edge , GS8/Plus, Note7???? What happen than???

15. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1221; Member since: May 01, 2017

Are you threatened by Samsung or something? They weren't even mentioned

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You are ao stupid. Fact - the original Force Touch hardware, was designed and engineered by Synaptics. Apple does not make hardware, so no one can actually copy anything from Apple. Th3 fact you think Apple pioneered anything shows just how dumb you are. Dont come at me with no facts and no argument...newb. because i will shut your dumb butt down.

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1305; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

wait... why was the failure rate of iOS article taken down?

6. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Lol, it was. Maybe because of the comments about iphonearena

8. peace247 unregistered

I hate u iphonearena...they took down my comment.

23. willard12 unregistered

Probably because it obliterates the clichés they like to use and everything they try to sell their readers. If the narrative of "Apple gets it right" is taken away, what else will they have? They shouldn't worry, though. Someday, maybe in the future, an S8 battery will get warm and a guy in the Philippines will post it on his Facebook account, and PA will be right there. Maybe Bankz can tell us about how "optimized" the iphone will be: "The report also states that apps crash three times as often on iOS devices compared to Android. According to the report, apps crashed on 65 percent of the surveyed iPhones and iPads, which is significantly worse than the 25 percent of Android devices reported to have crashed." But, I'm sure those apps were running "buttery smooth" before they crashed.http://www.androidauthority.com/ios-device-failure-rate-vs-android-729810/

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I love you man!!! You made me cry!!!!! /s The PA article is still available -http://www.phonearena.com/news/Report-iOS-devices-failed-more-often-than-Android-units-did-during-Q3_id87913 The worse part is 62% of Apple phones and tablets failed in just 1 quarter, while only 47% of ALL ANDROID DEVICES WERE TALLIED AS FAILED. In my experience, the apps crash so fats, they dont even open. You hit the icon and a window shows for literally a blink of an eye. Peopel just think maybe they didn't actually press it, because it comes up again. But the reason this happens is because all the RAM is in use and the app cant open, but opening a new app is suppose to freeze the other and place it on the storage if there is no ram location. But it doesn't happen quick enough, so the app crashes. But when you open it again, it in most cases work fine. I loved that last line though, that took the cake.

29. willard12 unregistered

I've got their excuses ready for them... "Well, Apple makes more profits. And that's what matters to me. I don't care if my OS crashes a lot as long as Apple makes money." "At least the crashing OS is updated to the latest crashing version quickly....and the emojis are cool."

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

"The PA article is still available..." They are taking about the article that was posted in the early morning hours of today, and now it's gone, not the one that you linked. You may have missed it because it was taken down so fast.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

ou mean this article? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Report-iOS-devices-failed-more-often-than-Android-units-did-during-Q3_id87913 "The latest report from Blannco Technology Group revealed that 62% of Apple iPhone and Apple iPad units suffered failures in the third quarter. That compares to the 47% failure rate tallied by Android devices." What makes this really bad is, Apple makes one tablet and one phone, and it took the tally of ALL OF ANDROID, to just get to 47%...whiel Apple did it with 2 devices...whiel ALL of ANDROID is how many? 1000's of devices....literally!

34. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No, he means this recent article ( https://db.tt/IUmbgApBjX )...

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, that's the same article that I'm referring to.

32. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

It's iphonearena. Apple probably told them to take it down or they stop receiving their cheques.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's wait and see for me. I've yet to read a rumor that excites me, or see a render that looks good enough to buy if it's the actual look. If the rumors pan out, I'll be keeping my 7 Plus. The Note 8 had my attention big time though.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

The latest pics of the glossy aluminum sides really looks archaic. I get they want to do a throwback but it's ugly in that country figuration. Jet black may be much better but that camera hump is a nightmare.

16. andrelopez12

Posts: 7; Member since: May 09, 2014

Wow, the comment section of this is very toxic and absolute cancer.

17. dazed1

Posts: 786; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Oh sorry iFanatics no political correctness here if you want to hear iToy praise you might want to look elsewhere

18. blackwildboar84

Posts: 14; Member since: May 13, 2017

it would be price out for me if more new features are introduced beside this fps or dual camera on ip8. peace.

19. techbuttcheex

Posts: 202; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Apple $7-9 per smartphone to produce the parts, but for the anniversary edition, the price has reportedly jumped to $18-22 per unit. Will now we know why the phones has to cost 1000 dollars lol. How will some survive this upgrade in tech.

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