The OLED iPhone 8 said to use Samsung Display suppliers' circuit boards, 70 million units may be shipped

The OLED iPhone 8 said to use Samsung Display suppliers' circuit boards, 70 million units may be shipped
In case we needed another tangential evidence to learn that an iPhone 8 model with OLED display is in store, here comes a report from Korean media that a flexible printed circuit board made by Samsung Display suppliers will be making its way in Apple's handset next year. Korean parts suppliers Interflex and BH are already scaling production, says the report, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics may soon be joining them. 

All three are Samsung Display suppliers, indicating that these "flexible printed circuit boards" are most likely the display controllers, as Samsung is rumored to provide the bulk of the OLED screens for next year's iPhone. About 60 to 70 million of the boards are expected to be needed in total next year, and the first shipments are likely to start in Q2 2017, after all parts are assembled in Samsung's OLED display factory in Vietnam. 

Where there's smoke, there is fire, so given that Samsung is now rumored to supply both the flexible screens, and the controllers for them, those analyst predictions that we might see the first iPhone with OLED display next year are starting to sound more credible by the day.

source: The Investor

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51 Comments

3. twens

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

iPhone with an amoled panel will look nice.

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Will be for sure the best selling smartphone in the history.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's what you said about the 6s and 7.

31. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sorry but give me a single phone that is sold better than any iPhone you choose?

37. Papa_Ji

Posts: 779; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

if you are asking for a single phone.... Than it's. " NOKIA 1100 " with 250+ million units.. Again you proved yourself iSheep

39. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

After iPhone and not before. Again you proved your STUPIDITY.

41. Papa_Ji

Posts: 779; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

"Sorry but give me a single phone that is sold better than any iPhone you choose?" Where do you ask after iPhone ???? This proves your STUPIDITY.

52. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

Here is for your reference. Samsunf always sold most phones.... what are you talking about?https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_mobile_phones

6. Bankz

Posts: 2478; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

It will be the best selling smartphone of all time, as simple as that.

7. raerae

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Why can't iPhones make their own components?

8. basher

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Lol. iFans hating Samsung and in the end they will use a Galaxy with iOS. Going this way, Samsung doesn´´t need to make any Notes because Apple will sell it under iPhone wrap.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The iPhone is not up to the task of being a Note. It can be a Galaxy S.

32. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes Note exploded. Hahahahahahahahahah

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not even a Galaxy S, trust me...I know.

9. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

if only phones have feelings,..the screen would say thanks for not blowing up"i'm om a different operating system".

25. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It would say, "I'm bored. There's so little going on behind me."

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And one of the big Apple trolls, just said yesterday, that Apple didn't need Samsung.

21. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

And one of the big Samsung trolls, just said yesterday, that Samsung didn't need Google. I cant wait to see the boot screen of the upcoming S8, and Note 8 (or whatever it'll be called). Gee, I wonder if it'll say.........powered by Android.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17093; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It will. And, as it has been, it will be a deeply customized version, changed down to the framework.

27. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Keep telling yourself that, if it makes you feel better that Sammy has to rely on Google for their OS.

30. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Just like Apple has to rely on Samsung for their hardware. Notice every time Apple says they're done with Samsung and they go with someone else and then awhile later they bring Samsung back. And in this case I thought the OLED screen was going to be completely Apple's design, and yet they're even using Samsung's circuit boards.

35. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

You should be thankful that Apple uses Samsung, the money that Apple pumps into Samsung helps keep the Samsung Electronics division afloat.

48. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Right, because Samsung just all of the sudden appeared after Apple devices they needed hardware. Samsung has been around for much longer than Apple has, and they are a truly diverse company.

29. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Big difference there Skippy. One instance the two are partners (Google/Samsung) and the other they're competitors (Samsung/Apple).

34. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Sorry Skippy, but Google and Samsung are also competitors. That Pixel phone, heard of it? It's an android competitor to Samsung phones.

49. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Are you seriously saying that the Pixel is real competition for the Galaxy S or Note series? I have a pixel, and I like it better than Samsung's offerings, but they're not a competitor in any way shape or form as the Galaxy S and Note are to the iPhone and iPhone Plus. And you couldn't even come up with another name other than the one I used? Maybe from now on I should check my brain when we start arguing so it can be considered fair.

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