Apple partners LG for foldable iPhone

Doris Richards
October 12, 2017

While LG Display is said to have created a "task force" to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone, the company's parts-making sister firm LG Innotek has been tasked with making the rigid flexible printed circuit board for the foldable iPhone.

First we heard of Samsung's plans to produce a smartphone with a bending, foldable screen, and now it's Apple's turn for a lap of the rumour mill.

Unverified information from anonymous sources points to a flexible Apple smartphone by 2020, which means Samsung has at least three years to dominate the market. These included a tablet that folded into a smartphone and a clamshell-like handset. Apple's decision to go with LG may be an attempt to decrease its dependence on its biggest rival.

"We expect Apple's major promotion of facial recognition related applications will encourage the Android camp to also dedicate more resources to developing hardware and facial recognition applications", Kuo wrote. According to Korean-sourced report, se new screens will be collapsible.

LG is said to be working on a new production plant in Paju, South Korea, dubbed E6.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock.

According to The Korea Herald, Apple usually starts working on a new phone one year before its launch, and suppliers start receiving the device's key features and details about its panel during that year. The Samsung "Galaxy X" is likely to make an appearance during the CES consumer technology show in January. The company might introduce the tech giant into the production foray in the last few months, but as of right now, only the Cupertino manufacturer and LG Display are aware of what sort of design is expected. It must be really hard for Apple to have to work with its arch-rival in this way, but as it seems, it is out of sound alternatives. On the other hand, Samsung is already ahead in the foldable phone race.

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