Rumor: Apple Asks Suppliers For More To Have Better Changes.
Some supplier leaks have emerged that some changes of the Apple might be making to its 2017 line of iPhones. There had been rumors going around that Apple will be skipping the "S" moniker and call its flagship smartphone "iPhone 8" next year.
According to report, Apple's suppliers in Asia are being asked to increase the output of "thinner organic light-emitting displays (OLED's) and submit prototype screens with better resolution.
There are some complications with Apple using OLEDs though. One of Apple's biggest suppliers for displays is also one of its biggest competitors: Samsung. Samsung Display is just one out of several technology companies that can mass produce OLEDs. So to reduce its dependence on Samsung for smartphone components, Apple has been selecting other companies to build its displays such as LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp.
LG Display is far from Samsung Display at OLED production capabilities. And Sharp's parent company Foxconn has been focusing less on OLEDs due to the higher manufacturing costs.
Japan Display is reportedly talking to Innovation Network Corp of Japan for a financial bailout. Interestingly, Japan Display is also investing in advanced LCD panels known as "Full Active." The Full Active LCD panels use film instead of glass so that it could offer better flexibility and image quality.
Another challenge with OLEDs is that keeping components inside the panels could limit flexibility. This could be an issue because there are rumors that Apple wants to integrate the front-facing camera and the Home button within an edge-to-edge display for the iPhone 8.
One indication is reportedly going to have a winding 5.8-inch OLED display. And a other twin will approaching have TFT-LCD panels, one during 4.7-inches and a other during 5.5-inches. Dual cameras are approaching to be featured in a incomparable TFT-LCD indication and OLED versions of a iPhone 8. Sources with LG are also claiming that a 3D camera will be combined to a iPhone 8.