With the next iPhone phone to be released this year, people are already trying to gather as much information as they can about this phone. From what The Wall Street Journal has found, it looks like iPhone 11 is going to come with a Samsung screen. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg compared to all the rumors that we have heard and all the information that we have gathered.
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From what we have heard, back in 2017 Apple decided to invest almost 3 billion dollars into an LG display screen just so that it can stop relying so much on its biggest competitor on the market, Samsung, However, things do not seem to be working as well as they thought. The main issue is not yet known but from what has been seen, LG’s production of OLED screens has reached a turning point and it looks like they will not be able to meet the demand for the iPhone X2.
If that amount of pressure was not enough, Apple is meant to release two version of the iPhone X this year, the difference being that one has 5.8-inch display whereas the other has a 6.5-inch display screen. So since LG is probably not going to meet their quota, Apple will inevitably have to source their OLED panels from Samsung. Yes, that does sound unusual and that is unusual., big competitors almost never buy pieces from one another.
If Samsung wanted to hurt Apple’s profits, it could raise the cost for these screens which would inevitably make Apple raise the price for their phone, making Samsung’s phones the more cost-friendly option. So far we do not how this situation is going to unfold but what we do not is that whatever happens, Apple must be fast on its feet in order to maintain its position.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.