Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has some major plans for its 10th anniversary iPhone, which is the iPhone 8 including OLED screens but the handset might not feature OLED displays due to supplier constraints.
Apple is expected to feature OLED displays for the upcoming iPhone 8 which will be launched in 2017 but the device might not end up feature OLED displays as expected. This is because Apple’s four main suppliers are experiencing production constraints. According to a report from Bloomberg, the suppliers lack adequate production capacity to meet the demand for the handset. The iPhone 8 is highly anticipated because it will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone line of handsets. Apple is expected to carry out a major overhaul of the device including new cutting edge technology.
“Apple plans to ship at least one new iPhone with an OLED screen next year, the 10th anniversary of the smartphone’s debut,” pointed out sources familiar with the matter.
The OLED displays are some of the changes that Apple has been rumored to be planning for the iPhone 8. History has proved time and again that most of the rumors for upcoming features have usually been correct. Latest rumors about the new handset that the company is working on suggest that it will feature a series of features including new and impressive technology.
The new iPhones are expected to have an all-glass design which includes an embedded home button in the screen. However, it will be tricky for the company to incorporate OLED displays into the handset while suppliers are not able to meet the demand. The handset is expected to be one of the highest selling handsets of all time. The fact that OLED production might not be enough for handsets has presented itself as a major problem for the company. It is not clear whether Apple will forego the OLED displays or what course of direction the company will pursue to solve the problem.
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