Apple and LG have teamed up to make folding displays for the iPhone. According to an investor report, through Bell, Apple chose LG at Samsung as the maker for upcoming iPhone screens, which could have a folding screen. The company based in Cupertino resorts to LG due to the fear of technological leaks.
Samsung currently offers state-of-the-art OLED screens for Apple’s latest smartphone, iPhone X. According to reports, LG Display has assigned a team dedicated to developing foldable OLED screens for new Apple iPhones. LG Innotek, the sister company of the company, also commissioned a team to oversee the production of flexible rigid printed circuit boards (RFPCBs) for collapsible smartphones. An anonymous source told The Investor that the production of collapsible OLED panels could begin as early as 2020.
Samsung would also have worked on its own foldable screen smartphone for a while. The company had recently confirmed that the device would launch with the Galaxy Note series next year. The Samsung foldable smartphone features an in-fold fold-down screen instead of a pre-planned fold-out mechanism.
The iPhone X, the flagship of Apple, is expected to face manufacturing issues, which could limit its availability until 2018. The main reason for this is the complexity of the phone’s True Depth camera system. The iPhone X works with the company’s latest Aion Bionic processor and features a 5.8-inch OLED screen, which the company calls a Super Retina display.