Apple iPhone 8 OLED Display News Update: According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple’s primary supplier for OLED displays Samsung may not be able to meet the demand for the upcoming iPhone 8’s displays. It has been reported that Samsung won’t be able to deliver enough OLED displays in time, given the estimated demand.
Apple has reportedly roped in four main OLED suppliers for its upcoming iPhone(s). These include Samsung, Sharp, LG Display and Japan Display. The limited supply of OLED panels may extend well into 2018. Further mentioned is that Japan Display and Sharp are testing OLED displays and are on track for touching the expected demand in 2018. However, Samsung is reportedly lagging in meeting the supply target for the new iPhone’s displays.
Although Apple has ordered 100 million OLED panels from Samsung over a year, the South Korean tech giant is said to be able to deliver only a fraction of that number. Also mentioned is that the ordered display panels are larger than 5-inches. It’s worth mentioning that the OLED panels ordered may be the flexible.
According to the report, limited supplies of OLED panels by the supplier companies may force the Cupertino-based tech firm to use OLED displays in just one of the upcoming iPhone models. The other variant is expected to feature the older LCD technology, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The new OLED display will give Apple the flexibility to extend it to the edges of the smartphone, resulting in an all glass design. The report also quotes person familiar with the company’s plans, saying that the next iPhone model will sport a virtual Home Button.