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iPhone 8 might not come with this hot feature Apple planned to introduce

“We need to work on developing the technology, but whether we can succeed remains to be seen.”

Is Apple’s next generation iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus going to feature OLED display and curved sides?

Reports released this week has mentioned that Apple is planning to release three phones in 2017 with one featuring OLED display and the other two with LCD display. Curved edges to the back like what we have seen in Galaxy S7 is also listed in the rumours about the phone.

Next year’s phone (by the way what is it, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8? iPhone Pro? ) is reported to have an OLED display which covers much more of the screen than the current design.

There is all this talk about OLEDs, but I’m not at all sure about their future,” Sharp President Tai Jeng Wu told reporters recently. “We need to work on developing the technology, but whether we can succeed remains to be seen.”

It is well known that Apple is planning to get rid of the home button and embedding a next-generation Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the screen.

According to the reports of Bloomberg; The trouble is that the four main suppliers for such components won’t have enough production capacity to make screens for all new iPhones next year, with constraints continuing into 2018, people familiar with the matter said, presenting a potential challenge for the Cupertino, California-based company.

Bloomberg adds

OLED screens are more difficult to produce, putting Apple at the mercy of suppliers that are still working to manufacture the displays in mass quantities, the people said. The four largest producers are Samsung Display Co., LG Display Co., Sharp Corp., and Japan Display Inc. While Samsung is on track to be the sole supplier for the new displays next year, the South Korean company may not be able to make enough due to low yield rates combined with increasing iPhone demand.

 

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