Samsung to begin iPhone display production next month

Samsung to begin iPhone display production next month
Samsung could begin manufacturing OLED displays for this year’s iPhone lineup as early as May. It has been rumored for some time now that Apple would be launching three new iPhones in September, two of which are expected to utilize OLED displays, just like last year’s iPhone X.

Now, according to a new report, it appears Samsung, the company behind the OLED displays, will begin manufacturing them ahead of time. This is due to the fact that the two new devices, which are currently being dubbed the iPhone Xs and Xs Plus and are respectively expected to feature 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch displays, are set to go on sale in late September. This is just over a month earlier than last year’s iPhone X, which itself began shipping in early November.

It has previously been reported that LG would also manufacture displays for the 2018 iPhone lineup, but it appears the company is not yet capable of reaching Apple's high demand, hence the reason Samsung is instead set to become the sole OLED display provider once again. In any case, however, the new production will not begin immediately. Instead, it’s expected to commence early next month after a scheduled downtime at Samsung’s factories in order to complete any iPhone X display orders that may remain. 

Accompanying the two OLED models will also be a cheaper LCD variant. This device is expected to boast a 6.1-inch panel, therefore sitting between both the regular iPhone Xs and Xs Plus variant, and should also adopt the design language of last year’s iPhone X. This means that the physical home button is expected to be removed entirely in favor of the on-screen gestures, while TouchID will be replaced by FaceID.

source: EDN (translated) via: Macrumors

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1. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

again? I heard they r turning to LG for the displays? Time for samsung to earn billions again

10. RevolutionA

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

When time comes by, everything goes by plan. Currently Sammy need to serve Apple. Apple can just throw away few bucks to Sammy.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You couldn’t have posted a more foolish post.

25. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

You can't expect any good from a brainwashed sh*eple.

20. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

A third of total manufacturing cost isn't just a "few bucks".

27. RevolutionA

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Apple is sooo rich enough to call them bucks given to Samsung. Boooo I did burst your big bubble. Lol

23. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup! And next iPhone will have the best display again. Right? Samsung's flagship phone displays will lag behind Apple's again. LOL Now seriously: Do you really thing Apple buy the newest tech???? If so, how do you think Apple makes this huge profit? The answer is:- your stupidity!

28. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"how do you think Apple makes this huge profit?" They sell tens of millions flagship phones every single quarter, no-one can't get even close to that, so there's your reason. If HTC could sell 40 millions of their newest flagship they would make a lot of profits, but they sell few millions. That's the difference.

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'Time for samsung to earn billions again' Well...The best must take the billions. Not the the lame but promoted one! What better you expect in next iPhone except of new Samsung tech?

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 616; Member since: May 02, 2016

i don't know what we will do if there is no samsung !

4. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

They may sell fruits.

5. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You mean a manufurer?

12. Phullofphil

Posts: 1823; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Supply and demand. If samsung was not aroond than there would be another company in its place. You could say that there is a company that made better screens and components than Samsung and cheaper. They were whey better than Samsung. But there not around so then you got a hole to fill. Hence best we got Samsung to be there to benefit.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Coulda woulda shoulda. You can say what you want in the comments section, but Apple knows who to go to, to get the best quality for its devices.

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

8. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Daze info? Wtf is that... and why is that article so old?

6. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Crapmoled production start

26. iushnt

Posts: 3124; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You forgot to mention ‘Poor subpixels, Pentile’

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I figured Apple would do business with Samsung for the screens. Idiots flock here to argue, and Samsung and apple continue to business as frienemies.

18. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

No word on new iPad Pro screens? Whose manufacturing those?

19. Jrod99

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Ahh. The plus edition going to get a terrific screen. Just hope the price isn’t going to be crazy.

21. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

When you want the best , you go to the best. Well second best, Samsung save the best for them. Apple and Samsung need each other, so what. Apple fans should be happy.

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