Rumor: Apple would be working on folding OLED iPhone in partnership with LG

Rumor: Apple would be working on folding OLED iPhone in partnership with LG

In terms of screen, the iPhone X Apple's second significant evolution in the ten years making smartphones The first, of course, was the leap to the Retina display on the iPhone 4. The first OLED panel on a Ma phone, too, the first of the company to adopt the borderless design that it seems to be the new trend of the mobile world (with or without political clipping, that is).

If you think, however, that this means that we will spend a few more good years without an evolution in the displays used by the company, it may be advisable to review your expectations at least in accordance with this new rumor brought by The Investor.

Samsung Flexible Curved OLED ScreenFlexible screen presented by Samsung

According to the newspaper, which cites anonymous sources, Ma is starting to work on a future iPhone project, possibly to be launched in 2020, with a folding OLED screen. Apple's partner in the venture would not be Samsung, which is in charge of producing the iPhone X OLED panels, but LG.

There on the sides of South Korea, LG would have created a real “off task” to develop the folding screen and secure the future of the partnership with Apple; In turn, the LG Innotex subsidiary, which is responsible for electronics, would be in charge of developing a flexible logic board in the sense, after all, in developing a folding screen if the rest of the components are not equally flexible. If South Korea's research is fruitful, it is said that Apple would make an appetizing $ 2.7 billion investment in the company for a long-term partnership.

But why would Apple have abandoned Samsung in this ambitious venture? According to newspaper sources, the reason is very simple: competition. THE Sammy They now hold basically the world's monopoly on OLED panel production and are said to have plans to introduce their first flexible phone next year. Ma, for its part, does not intend to share the secrets of a technology still at such early stages of development with its most formidable competitor.

And, are we a few years away from seeing a folding iPhone? I, in particular, can't imagine many benefits in such a feature, maybe it's just my inability, though. Guesses?

via Cult of Mac