Report: Apple's OLED 3D Touch panel vendors to spend $315 million for capacity expansion

Report: Apple's OLED 3D Touch panel vendors to spend $315 million for capacity expansion
General Interface Solution and TPK Holding have been named as members of the Apple iPhone 8 supply chain in a report published today. Both companies are allegedly producing OLED 3D Touch panels for the special tenth anniversary Apple iPhone 8 model. Between the two companies, they are believed to be dropping $315 million into the project with the money being spent to expand production capacity. Both already supply touch panels for Apple with GIS delivering touch screens for the iPad Pro, and TPK providing the same component for the iPhone.

The Apple iPhone 8 (or iPhone X according to some reports) will supposedly be the first Apple smartphone to use an OLED panel. That calls for a thin-film solution requiring different manufacturing technology. The 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 7s Plus are both rumored to stick with LCD panels. Most analysts, including KGI Securities' Ming -Chi Kuo, say that Apple won't go exclusively with OLED for the iPhone until 2018.

Making the switch is going to cost Apple some money. The LCD 3D Touch panels are believed to be sourced by Apple at a cost of $9 each. The thin-film panels used for the OLED displays are priced 67% higher at $15 each.

source: Digitimes 

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18 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Now the iPhone will look like Galaxy S line phones....what a great invention. The funny thing is lot's of ifans saying that the new Galaxy s 8 looks like the iPhone. I guess the iPhone will make a built in stylus and call it iNote....lol

2. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) What? B) Huh??? C) Nobody seems to care.... except Android fans. I've literally never seen a single instance of dudes going "Haha...The S8 looks like an iPhone", in large part due to the fact the S8 isn't even f**king out yet. D) Those "I" puns Android users make sometimes are cringeworthy. Is that the extent of your intellect? You can't come up with better insults than that? Seriously?

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

But they obviously did in the past with previous S phone kiko007..

5. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

No they didn't. Nobody cared except a bunch of f**king nerds (I.e. you) and hipster losers. I give zero s**ts, and as you probably guessed, so do most iPhone users about "copying". I get paid way too much to argue about that nonsense, and I damn sure wouldn't care if Samsung basically made the damn iPhone for Apple. As long as said phone runs iOS.... I'll take it.

9. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

you are such a fowl mouth loser.....really listen and actually think about what you type in these post. It's obvious that you are a real "rocket scientist".....get over yourself dude.....really!

10. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Triggered much???

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7540; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What do you expect from kiko007? He is the self proclaimed protector of the Apple relm, and the iMorons. Kiko007 is quick to retailiate and punish all this who speak negatively about anything from his Apple God.

12. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Funny coming from the guy that pays more attention to trolling Apple articles than android.

8. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

There are post on this forum stating just that in the S8 leaked news post a few people made that analogy based on would be iPhone 8 screen proposals.

14. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Post 13 relays my message here in this thread.....rofl

3. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

would not be surprised thats they do this. Iphone 7S and 7S+ for cheap refresh phone ( by apple standard ) Iphone 8 and 8 Pro for taking as much money from clients as possible. the pro shall have the apple stylus lol ( only for 200$ more xD )

13. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

The s8 looks ugly as soon. Rounded bezels make it look like a gaping butt hole. Iphone 8 will have a true edge to edge panel.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

From on here shall come Apple's supposedly magical OLED display in the iPhone with no burn-in whatsoever. /s

7. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

And their panels wont be good enough. Apple cancels the deal and another company doing business with Apple dies.....

17. kerginaldo17 unregistered

What happened to sacred retina display?

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

upgraded to SuperSharpRetinaHDOLED display

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They will have their own SAMOLED SuperAppleMagicalOrgasmicLaserEmiitingDoubled infinity Retina ATMOS 3D Display with a 1776x1200 resolution. Wireless Shinkansen Charging. 1000mah per hour. It will come in Magicial Disney colors, Princess Elsa Blue, Beast Black, Shrek Green and Castle Gold. Then the Apple Logo will be a small 800p display that will change to each Apple Logo Apple has ever had or you can set it to pick a hue based on your wallpaper. A dedicated Siri button. Edge UX will becomes the Apple Flange UX. Where you can get weather, scores, texts and email alerts. Just swipe your finger along the edge. Siri is gonna evolve to Navi. Every time you are nearby a place of interest she ill scream..."HEY LISTEN". The new animation for after you click an icon will be a pop of glittery sparkles as it breaks to pieces.

21. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Awesomeness awaits. Can't wait. Woo hoo.

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