Apple Reportedly Working With LG Display on a Foldable iPhone for 2020

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Apple may produce foldable iPhones come 2020

A wave of unsatisfied customers complaints has hit Apple not long before the release of iPhone X. Apple customers are complaining about the battery life mainly but also reports have appeared online of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices bursting open due to faulty batteries.

As per The Bell, Apple has chosen to partner with LG and not Samsung Display on the project because it's concerned about leaks that might make their way to its bitter rival.

LG may begin supplying Apple with OLED displays as early as 2019, reports said, which may very well spell Apple's farewell bid to their partnership with Samsung. That, and the fact that Apple probably won't want to launch one until the tech has been perfected.

According to The Bell on October 11, LG Display recently created a task force to develop a foldable OLED screen for the new iPhone model, while its parts-making sister firm LG Innotek has also setup a team dedicated to developing the rigid flexible printed circuit board, more widely called RFPCB.

As the reports of RFPCB from LG are pouring in, there is also word that LG will start manufacturing these panels in 2020. Further, LG Innotek reportedly created a team to develop a rigid flexible printed circuit board for the foldable iPhone. Samsung's monopoly in producing iPhone parts has likely prompted Apple to explore possible cooperation with other suppliers like Sharp and Japan Display.

Firstly, this is the first time we're hearing about Apple planning for a product a few years in advance.

According to a report, the Samsung's new smartphone named "Samsung X" has passed South Korea's NRA certification or National Radio Agency. Since then, the company has worked on improving durability and production yields.

Samsung now supplies all of the OLED panels for this year's iPhone X, and the Korean electronics giant has reportedly been tapped to be the sole OLED supplier for next year's iPhone models too.

Apple is considering investing in the E6 plant in a push for LG to beef up OLED production.

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