Apple partners LG for foldable iPhone

Apple partners LG for foldable iPhone

However, Apple and LG's partnership may not be seeing fruit until 2020, giving Samsung quite a large window to go one-up on its rival. According to The Korea Herald, Apple is said to be considering making an investment in LG's E6 plant so that the company can increase its production of OLED panels.

Last month, Apple made history when it released iPhone X. This smartphone refreshed everyone's idea of what an iPhone should look like and it completely changed up the expectations for future Apple devices.

Samsung Display's been showing a foldable small OLED behind closed doors (the worst-kept secret in the industry) for years, and is set to launch a phone with the tech next year. While Samsung has reputedly been working on a foldable or flexible smartphone for quite some time, a report on Wednesday claimed that Apple is also developing a similar device. In fact, some might say that Ming-Chi Kuo knows Apple every move even before Apple decides what to do.

LG recently started its first OLED production for phones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province, as per a CNN News18 report.

Reports of a future iPhone with a foldable display surfaced a year ago as well when LG Display was said to begin mass-production of foldable smartphone displays in 2018, with Apple being one of the potential partners.

According to a report, the Samsung's new smartphone named "Samsung X" has passed South Korea's NRA certification or National Radio Agency.

The report further noted that "Apple usually starts a new phone project a year before launch, sharing key features, including the panel, with suppliers". Moon Capital Management LLC's holdings in Apple were worth $1,214,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We can expect this foldable display to be an OLED panel.

Meanwhile, Apple has seemingly just begun work on the foldable handset. On the other hand, Samsung is already ahead in the foldable phone race.



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