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Topic: OLED

Samsung tries to steal Apple's iPhone X thunder by teasing foldable Galaxy Note in 2018

09/12/2017, 11:09 am

In an announcement possibly timed to divert attention from Apple's expected announcement of the iPhone X and iPhone 8, Samsung on Tuesday revealed that it's hoping to ship a Galaxy Note with a foldable display in 2018.

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Leaks reveal how the iPhone X notch is expected to work

09/09/2017, 01:09 pm

The iOS 11 GM leaked firmware provides details into how the screen will accommodate the notch at the "forehead" of the iPhone X screen, including moving wireless signal information to the right side of the status bar.

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Ditching Touch ID in 'iPhone 8' wasn't Apple's first choice, was forced by technical restraints - report

09/07/2017, 01:09 pm

A new report claims that Apple clung on to hope that it could retain Touch ID in the "iPhone 8," and any delays in shipping the new unit are apparently related to last-minute changes waiting on a breakthrough in the sensor being embedded in the screen.

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Second report suggests Sept. 15 OLED 'iPhone 8' preorders, but shipments not until October

09/07/2017, 08:09 am

Citing a late production start, a new report claims that while the "iPhone 8" will be up for pre-order on Sept. 15, it will not start shipping to customers until some point in October.

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LG unlikely to enter iPhone OLED supply chain before 2019

09/07/2017, 12:09 am

Following revelations that Samsung could be the sole supplier of OLED displays for a next-generation "iPhone 8" handset, a report late Wednesday reaffirms previous claims that Apple's effort to diversify its supply chain with panels from LG is unlikely to bear fruit before 2019.

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Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8' OLED, putting Apple in 'urgent need' of alternatives

09/06/2017, 12:09 pm

The upcoming launch of the "iPhone 8" will reportedly see Apple in a precarious position in terms of parts, as the only company currently capable of producing OLED panels for the new edge-to-edge display is said to be rival Samsung.

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'iPhone 8' software bar expected to replace Apple's iconic home button with gesture controls

08/30/2017, 08:08 am

Rather than presenting a virtual home button, the so-called "iPhone 8" is expected to instead offer a new software bar that could dramatically change how the iPhone is used, introducing new gesture controls for returning to the home screen and switching between apps.

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Pictures of alleged 'iPhone 8' OLED screen, motherboard escape supply chain

08/27/2017, 09:08 pm

A new pair of parts reportedly from the "iPhone 8" have surfaced, with one of them a single layer of the device's L-shaped motherboard, and the other what is claimed to be the edge-to-edge OLED screen for the phone.

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Questionable, blurry pics attempt to revive rumors of a 60-inch OLED Apple television

08/16/2017, 09:08 am

New pictures on Chinese social media have emerged of what is said to be a 60-inch OLED Apple television set -- but there are significant doubts surrounding the identification.

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'iPhone 8' reveal delayed to November, according to South Korean supply chain sources

08/10/2017, 12:08 pm

An alleged Apple component supplier from South Korea is claiming that the company is pushing back the launch of the "iPhone 8" to November, but will still launch the "iPhone 7s" family in September.

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Foxconn exec's social media post claims high rejection rate for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

A social media posting by a known Foxconn executive claims that the supply chain for the "iPhone 8" is having difficulty with producing acceptable quantities of the OLED screen for the device, and is claiming a 40 percent defect rate because of custom cuts in the substrate that Apple is demanding for the device.

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Samsung operating 7 OLED lines at full capacity for Apple's 'iPhone 8,' report says

08/04/2017, 10:08 am

Samsung Display will reportedly be operating seven OLED production lines at "full scale" this month in order to churn out panels for Apple's "iPhone 8," the first iPhone to use OLED technology.

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Apple exploring combination of quantum dot and OLED technologies for future iPhone displays

08/03/2017, 09:08 am

Future Apple devices could merge the enhanced power efficiency of quantum dot LED and speed of response of OLED screens in one unit, offering the best of both worlds in terms of battery life and image quality.

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Apple seeking to diversify iPhone OLED supply beyond Samsung with LG investment, postulates analyst

07/30/2017, 09:07 pm

With rumors swirling about an Apple investment in LG Displays to crank out OLED screens, an analyst report suggests that the iPhone maker is seeking to make LG a secondary supplier of iPhone screens in 2019 and 2020 to cut back on the need for Samsung screens.

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Apple invests $2.7B in LG's OLED production for future iPhones - report

07/28/2017, 11:07 am

In an effort to expand availability of OLED displays for future iPhones, Apple has reportedly sunk 3 trillion won, or $2.7 billion U.S., into partner LG's manufacturing capabilities.

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LG amping up OLED production with $7B investment to win back iPhone screen orders

07/25/2017, 11:07 am

LG has announced that it will pour more than half of its capital expenditure budget into manufacturing plants to increase production of large panels suitable for televisions, as well as small ones for devices like the forthcoming "iPhone 8."

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Case maker 'highly confident' on Apple's final 'iPhone 8' design, doubling down on production

07/24/2017, 10:07 am

A week after a case manufacturer "confirmed" the iPhone 8 design, the same company has altered its rendering of the device slightly to conform to new ideas about the "notch" at the top of the screen for sensors, but still including a larger power/lock button and no rear Touch ID.

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Apple investing in chemical deposition gear suitable for iPhone OLED screen production

07/24/2017, 08:07 am

A report from the supply chain suggests that Apple is investing in equipment to assist in supplying OLED screens to the "iPhone 8" and beyond, but who will run the gear and for what purpose is not known.

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Latest supply chain reports claim 'iPhone 7s' and 'iPhone 8' both face production delays

07/17/2017, 09:07 am

Supply chain reports suggest that one of Apple's suppliers is having production difficulties in a part associated with the OLED screen which will cause mass production to start later than normal for the "iPhone 8" -- and the "iPhone 7s" has yet hit the assembly lines for reasons unknown.

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DRAM, NAND supplies for 'iPhone 8' tight in global shortage of components

07/06/2017, 09:07 am

Apple's 2017 iPhone production may be impacted by an industry-wide shortage of DRAM has been compounded by a production problem at a Micron plant, and aggravated by low yields of 3D NAND production from Apple suppliers SK Hynix and Toshiba.

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