Apple appears to be in talks with Chinese tech group BOE to make it one of the next-generation OLED display providers for the iPhone , which will begin production in 2018, according to Bloomberg. One thing is clear: the iPhone with LCD has the days counted because those of Cupertino already only contemplate the OLED for the coming iPhone, as long as the volume of production can cover the sales.
Supposedly those of Cupertino would take months agreeing terms with the manufacturers BOE, but still have not signed anything. BOE is one of the largest manufactures of Chinese screens, known for investing more than $ 14.5 billion in two new companies to manufacture AMOLED, which in less than two years will be working at full capacity producing 1.6 million square meters of substrate Flexible plastic material per month . A real barbarity foreseeing what comes to them.
These talks are late for the iPhone 8 or iPhone X that will be released this September - of which Samsung will be the only supplier and for which Apple has already asked 160 million components against the flood of orders that it estimates - so now Is negotiating that in 2018 LG and Sharp will accompany you in this adventure, but it seems that will not be the only ones, to confirm these negotiations.
The limited production volume of OLED screens today is the reason why only the special edition of the iPhone launched in 2017, the iPhone X, will be the only terminal that will have OLED screen, while predictably the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus that Will also be released in that period will continue with a display similar to the current model iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, respectively.
To close the deal, BOE would become the first Asian non-Chinese manufacturer and Korean to work with Apple.
Via | MacRumors