Give the iPhone X a miss, as Apple is working on something truly remarkable for you


How would you like a foldable iPhone? Apple seems to be betting on the next design leap in a matter of just three years. By 2020, the Cupertino, Calif. based tech titan will have an iPhone (iPhone XIII may be?) featuring foldable screens.

These are tough and challenging times for smartphone manufacturers, and it’s unfavourable for the brands that don’t keep up.

Apple iPhone X is a good example of that, as it took the tech giant to take a huge leap forward owing to the growing demand for bezel-less smartphones in the market.

Competition is essential for speedy growth. Even though it seems the industry is at its peak of innovation, there’s so much more in the making. That’s exactly why you might be better off giving iPhone X a miss (unless of course a $1,000 don’t matter much).

Korean news outlet The Bell has some information on what Apple has secretly been planning for the future, and it makes iPhone X merely a tip of an iceberg.

The iPhone X is a great device, and a massively redesigned iPhone we’ve ever seen, but the future iPhone you’ll be seeing in the next few years will change that perception.

How would you like a foldable iPhone? Apple seems to be betting on the next design leap in a matter of just three years. By 2020, the Cupertino, Calif. based tech titan will have an iPhone (iPhone XIII may be?) featuring foldable screens.

To be frank, the idea of a foldable smartphone has been in the works for a while now, but without any practical render. Samsung is reportedly making a jump at it as early as next year, which will give us an idea of what to expect from Apple in the coming years.

Apple isn’t always innovating new technologies, rather it chooses to perfect the available tech in a way consumers will find intriguing. Even though Samsung will give foldable smartphone a go, Apple will have a more perfected concept, which will be hard to ignore.

The report, which is citing unnamed sources for this new development in the iPhone upgrade cycle, suggests Apple has chosen LG Display for its foldable display. It’s not surprising really since Apple and LG Display go a long way back with supply of LCD panels for iPhones.

And then there’s also the risk of information about foldable iPhone getting leaked to Samsung Electronics – Apple’s key competitor – if the company chooses Samsung Display.

According to the latest report, LG Display has already assigned a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone model and also a separate team from LG Innotek to develop a rigid flexible printed circuit board (RFPCB).

Only this year, Apple chose Samsung Display for the OLED displays, which are being used in the iPhone X, and the iPhone-maker intends to keep this exclusive partnership going for the next year as well. Need we remind you that the success of iPhone X means billions in profits for Samsung. It’s a win-win for the South Korean tech giant.

On the other hand, LG Display has also started producing OLED panels and the first batch is expected to go out to LG Electronics and some Chinese handset makers. But the display manufacturer will start supplying to Apple with its foldable OLED displays as early as 2019 when its new E6 plant in Paju, Gyeonggi Province is ready.

 

Apple is reportedly lending a financial helping hand to LG Display in speeding up the E6 setup to push the company towards faster OLED production. This will lessen Apple’s reliance on its rival’s display arm.

But what’s interesting is LG Display’s foldable displays. It’s a public knowledge that LG Display has its own foldable OLED panels ready for years, and it has since been working to improve durability and yield rate. So by 2020, the panel production for iPhone will begin, hoping to see the first foldable iPhone by the end of the same year.

Are you ready for an iPhone with foldable display, combining an iPad and an iPhone interface? You have a few more years to be. But we know for a fact that the foldable iPhone won’t come cheap, seeing how Apple bumped the price of its first OLED, bezel-free iPhone X. You better start saving.

 

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