Apple is Allegedly Working on a Foldable iPhone With LG to Prevent Samsung From Stealing Its Design

Apple is Allegedly Working on a Foldable iPhone With LG to Prevent Samsung From Stealing Its Design

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Apple has allegedly started working on a foldable iPhone with LG Display due to concerns that Samsung will steal its design.

According to The Bell on Oct. 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.

Sources say that panel production could start from 2020, meaning that Apple would launch its device after Samsung's first foldable phone which could debut next year.

LG reportedly developed a foldable OLED panel prototype two to three years ago and has been upgrading the durability and yield rate since then.

Currently, Samsung has a near monopoly in mobile OLED panel production and is the exclusive supplier for the iPhone X. It will likely remain the sole supplier next year as well; however, Apple is rumored to be investing $2.7 billion in LG Display's OLED production line. The funds would be given to LG as an advance payment for future panel supplies.

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Apple is Allegedly Working on a Foldable iPhone With LG to Prevent Samsung From Stealing Its Design
4 leaf clover - October 20, 2017 at 4:19am
O please SONY had a phone 8 years ago that was same shape has the iphone so DID NOKIA.
4 leaf clover - October 20, 2017 at 4:18am
O please they let them build the phones so they can SUE THEM LATER. And recoup manufacturing COST.
John Taiman - October 12, 2017 at 1:24pm
Talk of stealing. Apple you stole Galaxy s8 unibody seamless design with no home button for iPhone X. And you stole countless ideas from the jailbreak community. Your company started off with Steve Jobs stealing ideas from Xerox. And old Billie stole your idea to make MS-DOS. Everybody steals in the industry(they just term it as inspiration). Now having said that I still love you and cannot wait for the iPhone X pre-order to golive. LOL.
RR524 - October 12, 2017 at 2:03pm
Actually, neither M$ or Apple 'stole' their ideas from Xerox. Xerox invited them to see what they had to see if anyone else could make use of it because they were not going to use it. So that's technically not stealing. If they would have 'stolen' those ideas, Xerox would have sued. :) But yeah, technicalities. Everyone in the community 'steals' from each other in one way or another. Look at FB now 'stealing' from SnapChat.
Dhik - October 11, 2017 at 10:04pm
Apple why the Fck you bought the micro-LED company if you won't manufacture micro-LED displays??? Why, why????
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