Apple Places Mammoth Order With Samsung for iPhone 8 Display

There are so many speculations floating around about the iPhone 8 that it is difficult to keep track of them all. One of the highlights of that is undoubtedly the display of the device. There has been no dearth of rumors on this front, and sources have long been hinting that this year’s iPhone 8 will move away from the LCD displays that have been standard for iPhones for a long time and opt for OLED panels instead. Now thanks to a new report that details Apple’s latest activities, it seems like the claims have received some grounding.

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Analysts’ reports indicate that Apple could launch three different iPhone variants in September this year, one of which will be the anniversary edition iPhone. This premium device, also dubbed the iPhone 8, has been rumored to include a curved OLED screen to be manufactured by none other than Samsung. This speculation has come as close to being confirmed as possible by unnamed sources close to the iPhone who have disclosed that the Cupertino-based company has placed an order for 70 million units of OLED panels from Samsung. Although there is nothing to corroborate this report, the number aligns with what some market researchers had predicted earlier, the report states.

Samsung’s role in supplying the display panels for the iPhone 8 has long been predicted, and subsequent reports have focused on the possibility of a feature-laden display similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or S8 for Apple‘s upcoming smartphone. More recently, however, it has been pointed out that the iPhone 8’s curved display will be aimed at boosting its aesthetic value rather than adding to its features. HBut on the other hand, it is also possible that the iPhone 8’s display will come integrated with an adaptive Function Area at the bottom which will adjust seamlessly to the application running on the screen.

That is not all, for the Apple iPhone 8 is speculated to be a game changer by bringing in a fingerprint scanner embedded into the display itself, thereby getting rid of the home button for good. We could see the iPhone 8 be unveiled during September this year, and going by the magnitude of the order placed, we can tell that Apple is preparing for the anniversary special iPhone to meet huge demands.

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