Latest report surfaced regarding Apple’s release of the iPhone 8 later this year, as we are inch closer to the official announcement, before Apple is starting to solidify its plans for the device. According to a report from Nikkei, Apple has placed an order for 70 million “bendable” OLED displays from Samsung for use in the iPhone 8. Here are the details.
The report cites a supply chain source and although explains that Apple at this point ordered seventy million panels, Samsung is planning to deliver as many as 95 million by the end of the year. By the way, Samsung will reportedly be the sole supplier of OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone 8 due to having the “most advanced” technology in the field in years.
“Apple has ordered 70 million units of OLED panels from Samsung this year, while Samsung is preparing to churn out as many as 95 million for Apple in 2017, in case demand exceeds expectations,” Hsieh said.
In fact, Apple has been said to have faced difficulties in sourcing the OLED panels for the iPhone 8, but has now decided on Samsung despite its efforts to look further and reduce its reliance on Samsung.
Today’s headlines reiterates that the next iPhone, including iPhone 8 will feature a 5.2-inch OLED screen with curved edges, coming hands-on at more than $1000. Additionally, it adds that all three of this year’s new iPhones will feature wireless charging, but also notes that suppliers are still trying to work through overheating issues, after looking at Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
Moreover, the reports, however, claims that all the three rumored models will be waterproof, while the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will retain the Home button and the iPhone 8 in this case will ditch it finally. As of 3D sensing, today’s report suggests that the iPhone 8 will feature support for new biometric technologies such as facial recognition, similar to what Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ offering now.
The industry source familiar with iPhone design says all three handsets will come with wireless charging functions, although suppliers are still trying to resolve overheating issues. They will also be waterproof, according to the source
With that said, reports from the past already suggested that iPhone 8 won’t be available until after September, as it is expected to be unveiled later this year. Apple is reportedly facing difficulties manufacturing the iPhone 8, thus the reason for a possible delayed release, if the claims are to be believed. Stay tuned for more!
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