Report: Foxconn to produce OLED screens for the Apple iPhone and Apple Watch by the end of 2015
posted by Alan F. / Jan 07, 2015, 7:41 AM
The report states that the factory, which is a joint venture between Foxconn and Innolux, will turn out OLED screens for Apple's smartphone and wearable products. For now, the latter category consists of the Apple Watch, for which LG is the main source of flexible displays.
It would seem that Apple is planning on making a switch from the LCD glass that they have employed on the iPhone since day one, to OLED screens. The factory isn't expected to be in operation until late 2015, which means that we probably won't see any such change on the iPhone screen until the Apple iPhone 7 is released in 2016. That assumes that this year's iteration of the device will be the Apple iPhone 6s.
Most of you already know that Foxconn is a leading contract manufacturer and is responsible for the assembly of a majority of each year's iPhone models, although that is rumored to change this year. Innolux is one of the largest LCD display manufacturers in Taiwan, and happens to be owned by Foxconn. It's called the Circle of Life.
Thanks for the tip!
source: MacX via GforGames
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Instanty the pirce will go up! Apple please go back to the drawing board and develop some new innovative stuff. Because these minor upgrades are just crap. But hey i know you are just doing minor upgrades because people will buy it anyway. So this way Apple can make big profit, probaly they will say we have the first phone with oled screen. Look at our innovation we are the best.........sure!
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 7:46 AM 9
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you cant expect them to be creating innovative stuff everytime. they made apple watch recently, new macs and what not. they have a wide range of devices to work on. theyre made something, they add little by little, refining it with different models. though this will be minor upgrade, it will be worthwhile in long run. adding all at once, also ruins the business.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 7:58 AM 1
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"Crap"? Tell that to Apples stock price. It indicates, theyre doing pretty well with their direction.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 8:51 AM 1
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When last time the price of the iPhone wen't up ? And what minor upgrades are you talking about ? What's a big upgrade to you ? A hearthrate sensor ?
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 12:26 PM 1
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The top iPhone 5s model went for $750, the top iPhone 6 model (6, not the 6 Plus) went for $850. They did increase the screen size, but so did the Moto X from 2013 to 2014, as well as every other meaningful spec, and the price actually went down from 2013 ($620 for the top model) to 2014 ($550 for the top model).
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 2:26 PM 0
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When I did a search for the launch price of a 5s 64GB model, all I got for results was for the iPhone 6. So I assumed that they didn't have a 64GB model. Since I don't follow Apple products that closely, I wasn't sure if they were still on 32GB or not. But even though they didn't raise the price, it doesn't change the fact that the Moto X was upgraded in almost every way, and still managed to lower the price $70.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 10:44 PM 0
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Did I hear it right...OLED on iPhone???
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 7:58 AM 2
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hmmm smells like good :P
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 8:20 AM 1
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OLED on iPhone ? Oh please be true!!
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 8:01 AM 1
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LG sold OLED tech. to China firms without good thinking. In the future, those firms will smoke both LG and Samsung OLED display category. :(
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 8:38 AM 1
hahahaha lampriya please do you know anything about oled tech and foled and amoled tech and old it is its been 10 years since the first foled demo unit oled almost 14 years, now samsung is on nano quantum tech china is not coming any time soon they will die from pollution first
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 7:25 PM 1
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Omg, noW we Are gonna listen to all the apple boys about how great oled suddenly is.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 9:59 AM 9
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I'm sure their OLED will be class-leading. Hear me out... Apple doesn't generally put unproven tech in their devices. They may have wanted to use OLED before, but the tech still needed to mature. Now that the Note 4 has proven AMOLED can have accurate colors and good outdoor visibility, it's ready for the iPhone.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 11:34 AM 1
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And you think that foxconn and inolux will make class leading oled displays just like that??? Samsung has worked very hard on oled and they succeedes...no one is close to them....even lg isn't.. So you can only dream of CLASS-LEADING oled displays in ip7 if this this true...
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 11:54 AM 5
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Sadly, Apple doesn't take chances at all and that is why they are behind in every department now. Steve Jobs wasn't afraid to fail, Tim Cook is. Apple is now behind in almost everything including their former strengths such as display, battery, camera and stability compared to Android and WP equivalents.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 2:32 PM 1
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