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Foxconn VP Reveals 40% Defect Rate for iPhone 8 OLED Screens

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AppleInsider reports that Foxconn vice president Luo Zhongsheng has revealed in a now-deleted post on Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo that the iPhone 8 will be more expensive to buy as a direct result of low yields of the OLED display. Apparently, difficulties with cutting the OLED material is leading to a 40% defect rate for the displays.

While Zhongsheng did not give much information away about the nature of the cutting difficulties, simply referring to a “special cutting” issue, experts have speculated that the cutout, or “notch,” at the top of the iPhone 8 where the phone’s sensors are housed could be the problematic area.

Recent reports have suggested that the iPhone 8 could cost more than $1,000, with some rumours speculating it could even cost as much as $1,200.

Recently leaked HomePod firmware has revealed that Apple has ditched plans to embed the Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 8’s OLED display in favour of 3D facial recognition technology.

Source: Foxconn exec's social media post claims high rejection rate for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens
 

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