It's suggested that poor yield rates on the new iPhone 8 OLED display are contributing to it's higher cost.
"The yield of profiled OLED is only 60%. It seems that the difficulty of special-shaped cutting is indeed great. Of course, the cost will not be estimated iPhone 8 is not cheap."
Notably, this aligns with a recent report from ETNews which said that while OLED yield rates are typically 80%, Samsung may only be getting 60% for Apple's displays due to the company's request for different technologies. The poor yield may also contribute to a limited supply of iPhone 8 devices at launch.
There are reports that the iPhone 8 will cost around $1000 but some analysts are predicting even higher than that.
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