Apple working with LG on foldable iPhone, claims report

Apple foldable OLED iPhone ditches Samsung

Samsung is the current manufacturer of OLED panels for the Apple iPhone X. The facial recognition software on the iPhone X is not a feature we've never heard of before, however, it could be the best one available on the market.

Korean publication The Bell, claims Apple has approached LG instead of Samsung Display, which produces the OLED screen for the new iPhone X, over fears that it could leak Apple's plans and screen technology to Samsung Electronics, which produces the Galaxy smartphone range.

According to The Bell on October 11, LG Display recently created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone model, while its parts-making sister firm LG Innotek has also setup a team dedicated to developing the rigid flexible printed circuit board, more widely called RFPCB.

"Amid Samsung's near monopoly in mobile OLED production, Apple has been strengthening its partnership with LG Display, its long-time LCD partner", the report added. In case you aren't aware, Kuo is widely regarded as a credible source for all things Apple.

While the authenticity of the report can not be guaranteed at this time, Apple's design guru Jony Ive did however mention is a recent interview that Apple started working on the bezel-less iPhone X design 5 years ahead of its unveiling in September. There still are years to go before we will see the foldable iPhone out in the wild.

According to the latest reports, Apple chose to work with LG on this project.

That is if a new report from South Korea turns out to be accurate.

Now, let's hope Apple will soon find a way to bury all the cameras and sensors in the iPhone X's notch under the display.

Apple pushed aside the traditional 3D Touch Home button which unlocked smartphones through fingerprint scans and made a decision to opt for a more futuristic face scanning software.

Sources say that panel production could start in 2020, meaning any sort of foldable iPhone could be launched the same year.

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