Special "notch" required for Apple iPhone 8 OLED panels said to cause low yield rate

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The "notch" or special cut referred to in a Foxconn executive's social media post is outlined in red on this iPhone 8 render

It seems that Apple is having an issue with the OLED panels being made for the production of the Apple iPhone 8. The tenth anniversary model is a premium version of the handset, and for the first time it will employ an OLED panel instead of using an LCD screen. A Weibo post by Foxconn Vice President Luo Zhongsheng (who is a legitimate executive of the company) reports that 40% of the OLED panels received by the contract manufacturer are failing to meet the grade at Foxconn because of the specific way that Apple wants the material cut.

The Foxconn executive noted that with this special cut required for the iPhone 8 screen, "iPhone 8 is not cheap." Indeed, months ago speculation started stirring about a retail price for the device that would start in the area of $1,000. The special cut that the Foxconn VP is referring to most likely has to do with the "notch" seen on renders showing the front of the model. The social media posts from Mr. Luo simply refer to this as a "special cutting." Interestingly, the original post was deleted from Weibo later in the Asian day

The Apple iPhone 8 is rumored to include a 5.1-inch active edge-to-edge OLED screen with the remainder of the display dedicated to virtual controls. Deploying an "L"-shaped cell, Apple is expected to increase battery life and screen-size into a handset that will be roughly the size of the Apple iPhone 7. A facial-recognition system will unlock the phone and provide identity verification. Apple will offer wireless charging capabilities with the iPhone 8, which could be unveiled as soon as next month.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via AppleInsider

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56 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Iphone 8 article again !?!???! What is this iphonearena!!!!

4. sgodsell

Posts: 6895; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This is BS. They want people to buy their older designed iPhone 7s and 7s plus still. If they come with the older displays with the same resolution. Then once again not much has changed. Sure we have heard the rumors of a glass back with wireless charging. But does that warrant the same flagship pricing. Nope. Not in the least.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They are just priming the market by releasing misleading information through select channels. By making it look like this phone is rare and difficult to manufacture (which it isn't), they can justify raising the price in iFans' eyes. They will probably raise the price on this model and make minor changes to the older ones once again forcing the feeble minded into paying them more for less.

16. mikehunta727 unregistered

Lol at the echo chamber above my post

21. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's always the same characters too. They should at least change up the presentation to make their trolling interesting. They've gotten borrowing with the constant repetition every year lol.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 6895; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

First of all Apple doesn't make the panel. It's Samsung. Plus Apple is cutting out a notch on top for the cameras and sensors. The hard part is the panel itself. Samsung already did the hard part. Yet cutting out a notch is made too look like it's really hard. Plus the yield is only 40%. So does that mean 60% of the panels that Apple actually bought from Samsung cannot be used now? Yeah, right. Okay are we suppose to believe that crap. Do you believe that crap kiko007? If you do, then they have a $1100 or $1200 iPhone 8 waiting for you. Such BS.

26. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What m8?

33. apple-rulz

Posts: 1901; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Don't feed the trolls AKA papaji, hallyu, sgodsell, teddykord, darkkjedii, slidyuth-I'm sure I missed a few.

38. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Irony.

44. TheOracle1

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 04, 2015

No one is trolling. Apple is full of $hit. The Sharp Aquos S2 is coming out today with a cutout and embedded fingerprint scanner. I'm sure you and your fellow lemmings will find a way to trash it. Btw here's a quote from your hero Steve Jobs from back in the day. Completely contrary to Apple's philosophy today. It's called hypocrisy if you're searching for a word: "We needed a Volkswagen. The Volkswagen isn't as fast or comfortable as other ways of traveling, but the VW owners can go where they want, when they want and with whom they want. The VW owners have personal control of their car." —Steve Jobs.

45. cmdacos

Posts: 3889; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Interesting quote seeing as iPhone users have never had control of how they use their phone. Not possible with the walled garden and security measures that protect the ecosystem.

46. TheOracle1

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 04, 2015

Exactly. He's unknowingly describing the concept of Android. But alas the iSheep like Kiko (aka PA's Kellyanne Conway) will find a way to twist it.

28. Xilam unregistered

LoL your post made me snort my orange juice out of my nose.

29. mikehunta727 unregistered

Lmfaoo

47. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nice explanation, this exactly how apple marketing works. But those poor Sheep will never understand!

52. mikehunta727 unregistered

Goes both ways.

6. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Right? This is suppose to be fandroidarena!

2. fyah_king unregistered

Man, this must be the best oled ever.lol

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1794; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I really want to like/get this phone but charging 1k for a notch that doesn't have to be there is ridiculous...

5. sgodsell

Posts: 6895; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Your right the notch doesn't have to be there, but it's going to give Apple bragging rights when it comes to screen to body ratio. Personally I think Apple is saying that to get people to still buy their older iPhone 7s and 7s plus designs. A design that has barely changed in 4 years.

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Bragging rights...lol. Let's wait one more day shall we? http://www.androidauthority.com/sharp-aquos-s2-specs-price-release-date-791741/

7. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

That notch will not please iPhone user's OCD.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Only 5.1 inches, of a 5.8 inch screen is totally free...thats odd.

30. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's not odd bro, it's smelling of s**t! Lmfaoooooo I've emailed Samsung to speed up their second hand screen distribution lol

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO damn! You're gonna burn some flock ass, with that post.

37. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The sheep gonna have me in the pen now bro lol

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Itsnomercytimepost36

43. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Lmfaooo lol

50. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Get a life, dude.

36. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

What are you babbling about?

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