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  1. Maura

    LG Display Becomes Apple’s Second OLED Display Supplier

    Bloomberg reports that it looks as though LG Display has finally been successful in its bid to become Apple’s second supplier of OLED displays for the iPhone X, joining Samsung, which was, until this point, Apple’s sole supplier of OLED displays for iPhone X Bloomberg says that there were two...
  2. Maura

    New Report Says all Three 2019 iPhones Will Have OLED Displays

    A new report from South Korea’s ETNews, via AppleInsider, says that by 2019 all new iPhones will have OLED displays. According to ETNews’ source, Apple has just started planning its 2019 iPhone line-up, and has decided that all three of the rumoured phones will have OLED displays. In contrast...
  3. Maura

    Apple Asks Samsung to Reduce its OLED Display Costs Ahead of 2018 iPhone Production

    MacRumors reports today on a new story from Digitimes that says that Apple is insisting that Samsung lowers its pricing for the OLED displays that Apple will be ordering for forthcoming iPhone X models. According to the sources of the Digitimes report, Apple has asked Samsung to reduce its...
  4. Maura

    Samsung Ahead of iPhone for Activations but Lagging Behind on Customer Loyalty

    AppleInsider reports today that according to new figures from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Samsung is still beating Apple in terms of smartphone activations in the last quarter, with Samsung having 39% of activations, 8% more than Apple, which had 31%. LG came in a long behind the...
  5. Maura

    Apple is About to Become the World’s Biggest Smartphone Manufacturer

    MacRumors reports that according to Taiwanese market research company TrendForce, Apple is set to oust Samsung as the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer in the fourth quarter of 2017. TrendForce says that it expects Apple to post a 19.1% market share in that quarter, which takes in the...
  6. Maura

    iPhone X “Best Performing Smartphone Display" Ever Says DisplayMate

    DisplayMate has published its in-depth evaluation of Apple’s iPhone X Super Retina HD display, and the result is a glowing A+ report that heralds the display as the “best performing smartphone display we have ever tested.” DisplayMates’ Dr. Raymond M. Soneira said that the iPhone X Super Retina...
  7. Maura

    Samsung Mocks iPhone X With New Advert

    All the excitement about Apple’s newly released iPhone X has clearly worried Samsung so much that it has felt the need to release a new advert making fun of the iPhone. BGR writes that the 1-minute long ad manages to make fun of the iPhone X storage, previous iPhones lack of water resistance...
  8. Maura

    iPhone 8 Plus Performs Poorly in Professional Drop Test

    BGR has some concerning news today about Apple’s claims that the glass backs of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are the strongest ever to be used on a smartphone. According to a drop test carried out on a professional machine by YouTuber PhoneBuff, this might be a rather over-ambitious...
  9. Maura

    Samsung OLED iPhone Production Lines Hit Full Capacity

    The new iPhone gets ever closer, with 9to5 Mac reporting today that seven of Samsung’s OLED production lines have now reached full capacity manufacturing displays for the new phone. The original report from Korea’s ETNews, said that full-scale production is set to start later this month, with...
  10. Maura

    Samsung Set to Return to iPhone Chip Production Next Year

    According to a new report in The Korea Herald, via MacRumors, Samsung Electronics is set to return to manufacturing chips for Apple’s iPhone line-up from 2018. Currently, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the sole supplier for the A10 chip for the iPhone 7 and the A11 chip...
  11. Maura

    Apple to Release Three New OLED Phones in 2018

    MacRumors writes today about a report from Nikkei that says that Apple will be using OLED displays in all three new iPhones in 2018. If accurate, this would mean that Apple is already ahead of its expected schedule, as previous reports from Apple’s supply chain said that Apple would not being...
  12. Maura

    Apple Set to Invest Up to $2.62 Billion in LG’s New OLED Plant

    Even though Samsung is currently Apple's sole supplier of OLED displays, Apple never likes to have all its supplier eggs in one basket, hence today’s story from The Investor, via AppleInsider, that Apple is looking to invest from 2 to 3 trillion won ($1.75 billion to $2.62 billion) in a new LG...
  13. Maura

    Samsung Said to be Building the World’s Biggest OLED Display Factory

    According to a report from Korea’s ET News, via 9to5 Mac, Samsung is going big on trying to win even more OLED display orders from Apple by building the world’s biggest OLED display manufacturing plant with an investment of more than $20 billion. Currently, Samsung is the sole supplier of OLED...
  14. Maura

    iPhone 8 Mass Production Begins

    According to a new report in Digitimes, via 9to5 Mac, and following on from Benjamin Geskin’s similar comments earlier in the week, production of Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus is now underway. The Digitimes source says that both models of iPhone 7s as well as the iPhone 8...
  15. Maura

    Rumour: iPhone 8 Production Delayed by Samsung OLED Screen Issues

    AppleInsider reports today on yet more rumours that production of Apple’s forthcoming OLED iPhone 8 has been delayed, with this latest report from Nikkei Asian Review saying that the current problems are due to issues with Samsung’s OLED display supply, rather than with the Touch ID fingerprint...
  16. DonMecca81

    iPhone 7+ vs Galaxy S8+ Pros Cons And Comments

    I knew the galaxy S8 was comming when I decided to purchase the iPhone 7 Plus, and I am happy with my decision. I've used android since it's birth way back and iPhone 7 Plus since it went on sale, so months. For me the iPhone 7 runs faster, apps are less buggy, menus are laid out well, speakers...
  17. Maura

    Rumour: Apple Wants LG Display to Produce OLED Displays for iPhone

    AppleInsider reports that according to Business Korea, Apple wants LG Display to get involved with OLED display production as competition for Samsung, which is currently the biggest OLED manufacturer in the world and which will be supplying all OLED displays for the forthcoming iPhone 8. LG...
  18. Maura

    Samsung Back on Top in Global Smartphone Market

    AppleInsider reports today that Samsung has once again taken over the top spot of the global smartphone market in the March quarter, with Apple being pushed down into second place. According to TrendForce, Samsung had 26.1% of production volume in the quarter and Apple had 16.9%, representing a...
  19. Maura

    Rumour: Samsung to Convert LCD Factory to OLED Due to iPhone 8 Demand

    AppleInsider reports today that according to new data from Apple’s supply chain, Samsung is getting ready to manufacture enough OLED displays for a projected 55 million OLED iPhone 8 units to be shipped to consumers by the end of 2017. According to South Korea’s ET News, Samsung is actually...
  20. Maura

    Apple Places Order With Samsung for 70 Million OLED iPhone Panels

    Things are starting to get really exciting now as far as the forthcoming iPhone 8 is concerned, as MacRumors reports today that according to a new report from Nikkei, Apple has just ordered 70 million OLED panels from Samsung, which will be Apple’s only OLED supplier. Both Apple and Samsung are...
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