Apple Reportedly Ordered 70 Million OLED Panels for iPhone 8

Apple has been rumoured to offer bendable OLED screens in its upcoming iPhone 8 smartphone. Now, a new development is stating that the company has ordered as many as 70 million units of the bendable OLED screens from Samsung which is one of the major smartphone display manufacturers. If the report is to be believed, the company will mass produce the Apple iPhone 8.

According to a report by Nikkie, Apple has placed the order of 70 million organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) with Samsung Electronics this year. In addition, Samsung will be the sole supplier of OLED panels this year. David Hsieh who is the Senior Director at IHS Markit has previously hinted about the supply numbers of the OLED panels which are in line with the latest report. The increased number of supply is said to be ordered in advance to ensure no shortage of supply during launch will occur, Heish told Nikkie.

An earlier report mentioned that the iPhone 8 might come in limited quantities when it will be launched in September this year. Moreover, the full-fledged availability of the smartphone was said to be delayed until the Q4 blaming the unavailability of adequate OLED supply.

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Apple is expected to launch three iPhone models in 2017. Two among these models will be the iterative updates to the latest iPhone 7 product lineup, whereas the third one will be the iPhone’s tenth-anniversary edition called as the Apple iPhone 8. The iPhone 7 updates are likely to be called as the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Some reports are also stating that the tenth-anniversary model will be called as iPhone X and not the iPhone 8. However, the confirmation of the upcoming iPhone name is about to receive from the company.

Based on the rumours, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus smartphones will feature an LCD display similar to the existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It will also retain the metal unibody design. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 will feature a 5.2-inch OLED display and it might be priced upward of $1000 when it will launch.

The iPhone 8 is rumoured to remove the physical home button and will offer virtual buttons for functioning. It is also expected to have smaller dimensions, USB Type-C port, and larger battery. Furthermore, the Nikkie report also added that the iPhone 8 could come with a 3D sensor for facial recognition and AR functionalities.

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