Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

IPhone 8 Rumors: 3D Touch Components For OLED Display 150% More Expensive

IPhone 8 Rumors: 3D Touch Components For OLED Display 150% More Expensive

Thus, TPK and GIS are expected to significantly benefit from Apple's orders.

Due to the additional bonding of glass covers, overall processing cost for OLED-based 3D Touch solution is about 50% higher than that for the LCD-based one but the quotes for the client is about 150% higher.

TPK and fellow maker General Interface Solution (GIS) now charges Apple $7-$9 for the 3D Touch LCD panels on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The Apple iPhone 8 is rumored to feature a sleek new redesign with an edge-to-edge screen display.

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Seeing as how the iPhone form factor design has more or less remained unchanged since the 2014 release of the iPhone 6, the current iPhone owners have been rooting for something new and different for years now. Moreover, there have been manifestations that a number of Apple's partners responsible for supplying some of the iPhone 8's more advanced technology modules that won't be able to supply the Apple's demand in time for a September launch.

Apple's iPhone 8 is rumored to come with a glass body and a stainless steel frame. Whether or not this is true, and if there actually will be an iPhone with an OLED display has yet to be confirmed, so do take this information with a grain of salt. However, JPMorgan analysts believe that the OLED display on the iPhone 8 will only be edge-to-edge horizontally leaving some room for slim bezels on the top and bottom. There is a serious difference between LCD and OLED displays, however, which apparently requires a different technique to be used for 3D Touch implementation.

Since the iPhone 8 might be Apple's most expensive smartphone yet, the tech giant will still be offering more affordable options.

According to Morgan Stanley (via Seeking Alpha), Apple's supply chain expect the production of the new iPhone to start on schedule because the key components are going to be delivered on time.

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