Apple to partner with LG for foldable iPhone

Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone

Apple teams up with LG Display for foldable iPhone

According to Korean website The Investor, Apple is working with LG Display to produce a future iPhone with foldable OLED panel. In fact, Apple is reportedly already working on its own foldable iPhone.

The report from the Investor also claims that these LG bendable displays will be under production by 2019. The news comes after a patent was filed by Apple in February this year, describing a folding smartphone with a fabric cover. The report claims Apple isn't planning to put a bending handset into production until 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. Of course, it's hard to imagine that the South Korean tech giant will be the only one to deliver such a device.

LG has recently started its first OLED production for phones at its E5 plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province.

According to the latest reports, Apple chose to work with LG on this project. Sources say the two firms have tentatively agreed on the investment but details have not yet been finalized. The reason being that Samsung supplies a number of iPhone's components - particularly its curved OLED display.

Critics have pointed out plateauing iPhone sales in recent quarters, but Apple Inc.

Samsung is also set to bring out the foldable smartphone sometime early next year and is reportedly going to be called "Galaxy X".

Well guess what: Jony Ive, the man who's probably ultimately responsible for the notch, said in an interview that the iPhone X design is only the beginning.

Apple pushed aside the traditional 3D Touch Home button which unlocked smartphones through fingerprint scans and chose to opt for a more futuristic face scanning software.