Apple in talks with another OLED maker for future iPhones

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Apple is pushing to adopt OLED displays from the iPhone 8 on.
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Apple could add another supplier to its list of OLED display manufacturers for future iPhones, a new report claims.

The company in question is China’s BOE Technology Group, whose screens Apple is said to have been testing “for months.” BOE is currently spending $14.5 billion building two AMOLED factories in the southwestern province of Sichuan, China in anticipation of possible orders.

Smaller iPhone set to get big battery upgrade in 2017

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The iPhone 8 will have killer battery life.
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Apple reportedly plans to pack a much bigger battery inside the new 4.7-inch iPhone set to be revealed later this year.

In his latest research report, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims the smaller iPhone will be the first device to feature a stacked logic board design to bring better battery performance.

Apple orders millions of iPhone 8 displays from Samsung

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Could OLED displays be coming to all new iPhones in September?
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Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Samsung Display to supply it with an extra 60 million OLED panels for the upcoming iPhone.

Apple previously agreed a deal with Samsung to produce 100 million OLED panels for the iPhone 8, suggesting that this handset could turn out to be even more popular than Apple originally thought it would be — or that Apple’s planning to expand OLED displays beyond merely its top-line flagship handset.

The next iPhone may cost more than $1,000

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The next iPhone is going to be gorgeous.
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Upgrading to Apple’s next iPhone won’t come cheap.

The price of the top-of-the-line iPhone is set to increase to more than $1,000, according to a new report that claims the device will pack an OLED display that stretches across the entire front of the phone.

iPhone display maker gets massive government bailout

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Apple is keen to adopt OLED displays for its next iPhone.
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The Japanese government has bailed out struggling Apple display supplier Japan Display with a 75 billion yen ($636 million) aid package, the company admitted today.

The government-backed Innovation Network Corp. of Japan owns 36 percent of Japan Display, which works on Apple’s iPhones.

iPad Pro may get thicker in 2017

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The iPad Pro is about to get even bigger.
The iPad Pro is about to get even bigger.
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Apple is planning to launch new iPad Pros in the first half of 2017 and according to a new rumor out of Asia, they may be a bit thicker than the previous models.