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

38. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 668; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Looks like Apple has to spend alot on money for once on making their idevice :D Good to see they jacking up their prices for the stupid isheep to follow :D

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 23091; Member since: May 28, 2014

So will we ever see an iPad with 3D Touch? Do that Apple, and I'll certainly upgrade from my iPad Pro 9.7 inch.

31. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Uh oh sheeple. Apple is not going to shell that kind of dough for you sheeple. So expect you anniversary model to be like an iphone 7s that is jet white instead of jet black, but don't expect much more than that. lol

28. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

So istuff is gonna cost 200€ in material cost and sell it for 1k + please peel the sheeps

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think it would be fair to say, for the 10 years that Apple has sold the iPhone at 3 to 4 times what it cost them to make, for the 30% they take from devs who make apps, who also have to pay for the SDK on top of it. All the licensing of patents for making accessories and more, that for 10 years Apple would have went all out and really brought something genius to the table. But instead they took the iPhone 7, rotated the camera and put a full display on the front. Nothing really ground-breaking or innovative. I mean at leat, give the phone a FULL redesign. To use basically the same design a 4th time is pathetic. But yet peopel; keep bragging about how much manoney they make. YES they keep makign money becaus ethey keep doign the bare minimum and charging up the arse for it. I will nto say Samsung phones are worth $750/850/950 of whatever. But when you consider what Samsung puts into their phones, the efoort to make each model different, to change the design for each model, bring the most possible recent tech and capabilities to each model, the fact they actually make 90% of what goes into the phone; I say for me, it worth the price knowing I actually get some real advanced tech. Apple needs to step up their game. With iPhone sales falling, with iPad sales falling, Apple seems to be unshaken by this and this is goign half-assed on design and features yet again.

36. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Change the design of each model? The S8 and S7 look very very similar. Only thing changed is they removed the home button from the front and reduced the bezels, flipped the camera flash and heart rate monitor to the other side of the camera and put a finger print scanner in its place. Likewise the S6 and S7 share similar design. They curved the back of the S7, the fronts look pretty well the same, just a smaller bezel on the S7. You will dispute that tho, cause to you samsung is completely perfect, and you diss Apple every chance you get.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Deny what. Every design is different. They look like Galaxy devices. All Galaxy phones look similar. But hereis a fact. Every Galaxy S is larger tan the previois model. You can tell all of them apart, withim a reasonable distance. The iPhone 4 and 4S look identical. The 5's from the front are identical. If it was t for thr ca dy coatwd shell.of rhe 5C, it wouod look like a 5S. The SE lools just like rhe 5S and the 6's and 7's are identical other than the rear camera on the 7. Every S model can be named at a quick glance. As you said, they look similar. Tgats not thr same as identical.

39. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lol read your post again, you literally just listed everything. The GS8 is the same as the GS7 except the size, shape, display, buttons, bezels. You guys are hilarious and sad. The Galaxy S1 alone had more differences between each carrier revision than Apples entire line up.

19. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; 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.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. It doesnt justify the cost. Samaung cost on the S8 were above $300. Not saying that justifies the $850 cost. But Samsung makes moat of the parts which cost them more vs Apple buying them 3rd party.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You misread...its not for all the parts...just one part.

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.

16. andrelopez12

Posts: 7; Member since: May 09, 2014

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

17. dazed1

Posts: 815; 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

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; 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: 4421; 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.

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1420; 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: 23091; 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: 23091; 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.

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: 2555; 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: 1409; 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???

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