The iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, an opportunity to Apple to offer a model with real innovations:iPhone 8. Among these, the public hopes for a OLED screen borderless with a slight curvature on the sides. The Cupertino company has chosen as sole supplier Samsung. But according to the latest news, the South Korean giant would find it difficult to meet strong demand from Apple.
Samsung has the most advanced technology in organic light emitting diode (OLED). The company based in Seoul is also the only one able to mass produce the future screen of the iPhone 8. Despite its production capacities, it could not however meet the needs of Apple according to the Japanese economic newspaper Nikkei.
Confident about the sales potential of its next flagship phone, Tim Cook’s company would not want to be out of stock. She wants to make sure she has enough copies of her iPhone 8. To do this, an order for more than 70 million OLED screens has been sent to Samsung. Too much, even for the Asian tech giant.
This situation could thus delay the production of the iPhone for 10 years. Analysts, including the reputed Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI, are already announcing a release between October and November instead of September (read: iPhone 8: its delayed release at the end of the year becomes clearer).