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Topic: OLED

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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Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into 'iPhone 8' OLED display

07/03/2017, 12:07 pm

A list of 10 features that the "iPhone 8" will have -- or lack -- has been published by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes Apple will not embed a Touch ID sensor under the screen.

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Apple could invest up to $2.62 billion in LG's new iPhone OLED factory

07/03/2017, 09:07 am

Apple appears to be widening supply options for future OLED screen deliveries, with multiple media reports claiming that it is on the cusp of a deal with LG to expand manufacturing capacity.

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Samsung reportedly spending $21B to expand OLED capacity for 'iPhone 8,' future devices

06/30/2017, 09:06 am

Possibly flush with OLED screen orders for the "iPhone 8," Samsung is reportedly beefing up its production capacity by building new factories at a pair of new sites in South Korea.

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Latest questionable 'iPhone 8' delay claim lays blame on limited OLED screen availability

06/27/2017, 09:06 am

The latest supply chain reports out of China suggest that it is not the Touch ID, or layered motherboard design that may cause later than expected shipments of the forthcoming "iPhone 8," but instead, Samsung is having production issues with the OLED screen for the device that it pioneered.

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Samsung reportedly on track to deliver 80 million OLED screens for 'iPhone 8' before end of year

06/09/2017, 09:06 am

Samsung appears poised to deliver around 80 million OLED screens suitable for the "iPhone 8" before the end of 2017 -- but a later than expected date for mass shipments for the phone is still expected.

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Samsung order report points to wider adoption of OLED screens in 2018 'iPhone 9' refresh

05/23/2017, 08:05 am

Supply chain rumors from South Korea allege that Samsung has signed another deal for OLED screen production for future iPhones, with up to 180 million screens demanded by Apple.

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New 'iPhone 8' 3D Touch tech rumored to be more expensive than Apple expected

05/19/2017, 08:05 am

Apple's alleged supplier for the 3D Touch implementation for the OLED "iPhone 8" has hiked its price, and is reportedly charging more than double for the assembly in the new phone, versus what it charges for the iPhone 7.

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