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Apple To Make Folding & Flexible OLED iPhone

Apple To Make Folding & Flexible OLED iPhone

Forget Face ID or edge to edge displays, the future of the iPhone may be foldable. Apple is reportedly partnering with LG to create foldable OLED displays for an upcoming generation of iPhones. The folding iPhones are set for production in 2020, according to Korean news outlet The Bell (via The Investor).

The recently announced iPhone X represents a significant design change for Apple, including a front-facing camera , an edge-to edge OLED display and the removal of the home button. However; Apple is already thinking ahead on the next design leap, and folding screens may be a part of it.

The iPhone X is the first iPhone to use an OLED screen.

The iPhone X is the first iPhone to use an OLED screen, but to pull this off Apple had to partner with Samsung, the world’s largest OLED manufacturer.  Samsung is expected to make billions of dollars from the deal.

By working with LG’s display branch instead of Samsung’s, Apple is hoping to lessen its dependence on its rival.

Although LG Display has already developed prototypes of its folding OLED screens, it’s much smaller than Samsung Display, which could account for the potential 2020 production timeline. Samsung is aiming to release a folding phone next year.

Until then, you can pre-order the iPhone X.