Apple’s foldable iPhone still years away

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The iPhone that can unfold into an iPad might be farther away than we'd hoped.
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The next dramatic shift in smartphone design is expected to be folding displays. An industry source in Asia says that Apple is developing a foldable iPhone but it won’t be out before 2020 and possibly even later.

This means Samsung could beat Apple to the punch. The foldable Galaxy X is rumored for release in the first half of 2019.

Apple could put OLED displays in all 2019 iPhones

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All iPhone models launching in 2019 will get an OLED display, according to a new report.

Apple is expected to finally ditch LCD displays entirely, however, one of three new handsets expected to arrive this September — the most affordable model — could have an improved LCD panel.

Apple will adopt LG G7 display tech for 2018 LCD iPhone

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The LG G7 ThinQ’s MLCD+ display is brighter and more color accurate.
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Apple is expected adopt new LCD technology from the LG G7 ThinQ for one of three iPhone models set for release later this year.

The MLCD+ display will deliver increased brightness to what will surely be Apple’s most affordable smartphone to go on sale this fall. It will also offer a wider color gamut to match the iPhone X.

Google smart displays will takeover homes in July

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Google Assistant can bring show and tell with smart displays, like this one from Lenovo.
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Smart speakers are about to get upstaged at home by an arguably smarter device – smart displays.

During its I/O developers conference Tuesday, Google announced smart displays with Google Assistant would hit store shelves in July, adding yet another screen to vie for our already fractured attention.

LG losing its fight to become iPhone screen supplier

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Apple is having a tough time trying to diversify iPhone screen suppliers and break away from Samsung.

LG Display was lined up to become a second supplier of OLED displays for this year’s iPhone lineup, but after running into manufacturing troubles, it may not be able to meet Apple’s demands.

Apple could buy a staggering number of iPhone displays this year

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New iPhones will require millions of new displays.
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Apple is rumored to be developing its very own “MicroLED” displays for future devices, but for now, it will continue to buy a staggering number of third-party panels from manufacturing partners.

Sources in the company’s supply chain say Apple could need up to 270 million iPhone displays this year alone.

LG could copy iPhone X notch next

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LG could be the next Android maker to copy the iPhone X notch, according to a new leak.
LG could be the next Android maker to copy the iPhone X notch, according to a new leak.
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Although the notch at the top of the iPhone X display drew quite a bit of criticism, many Android makers like the idea. LG might become the next to release a device that resembles Apple’s flagship phone.

Galaxy S9 display tops iPhone X for best ever

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Galaxy S9 is gorgeous, much like iPhone X.
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The iPhone X’s reign as the world’s best smartphone display ever has already been overthrown.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 has blown away the display experts at DisplayMate. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see if for your self, but Galaxy S9 matches or broke the record for display performance records, earning it DisplayMate’s highest rating ever.

Leaked images offer first glimpse at apparent iPhone X Plus display

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iPhone X Plus could pack a larger 6.5-inch OLED display.
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Leaked photos of an apparent iPhone X Plus display have been published on a Chinese forum.

The device is expected to get its official unveiling this fall alongside a refreshed iPhone X and a more affordable handset with an edge-to-edge LCD display. The leaked displays are said to be from a “production equipment trial run” by LG Display.