Apple iPhone is among the most wanted smartphones on the market. Apple has been adding new features and skills to its iPhone models since the launch day. Back in September 2017, the Cupertino company announced three new iPhone models, including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
With iPhone X, Apple has some daring changes, like a curved OLED display, Face ID, an all-glass back design, and top notch. Apple’s 2017 iPhone models are a great success on the market. This year’s iPhone models are expected to follow in the footsteps of the last year’s models.
Apple’s 2018 iPhones have been on everyone’s lips for months. Most rumors claim that this year’s iPhone models will feature a lot of impressive features ranging from an in-display fingerprint scanner to a triple camera setup and new design.
Apple has been looking for suppliers of components used for this year’s iPhone models for months. Last week, sources claimed that LG Display officially joined Apple’s supply chain. Specifically, the South Korean firm will be providing Apple with OLED display panels.
Samsung is currently Apple’s sole supplier of OLED panels. Last year, the firm secured a $4 billion contract with Apple to provide hundreds of millions of OLED units used for future iPhone models. However, in 2017, Apple was having to deal with supply issues that forced it to push back the release date of the iPhone X to November.
According to reports, Apple has ordered between 2 and 4 million OLED panels for future iPhone models. This goes against what we heard in previous rumors that LG Display will be providing OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone X Plus. Reports claim that LG is hoping to be Apple’s sole provider of OLED panels. However, the South Korean firm is having supply issues, so it needs more time to invest in manufacturing facilities to meet Apple’s huge demand for OLED panels.
Rumors claim that Apple is looking for more suppliers of components for future products. Apple’s move aims to reduce dependence on Samsung in terms of the OLED display panel. This year’s iPhones are expected to make their debut in September 2018.
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