Ways Apple Inc. Can Improve the iPhone X's Screen

Steve Phelps
March 24, 2018

Additionally, Apple is also reportedly working on manufacturing its own MicroLED displays that would consume less power and would also help reduce the production costs of the iPhone.

According to Taiwanese trade publication, DigiTimes, the new 5.85-inch iPhone X features an MBOM over 10% less than the current model.

According to KGI analyst and Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo, the Cupertino-giant is set to launch three iPhones this year - a big 6.5-inch OLED model and a 6.1-inch LCD model, alongside the 5.85-inch OLED model that is being speculated to be the iPhone X's successor. This is to avoid the same low yield in 3D sensors that caused delays in the launch and availability of the iPhone X.

Apple has recently determined the direction for its next-generation iPhone lineup - which will consist of two OLED-based iPhones (5.85-inch and 6.45-inch) and a 6.1-inch LCD model. The 256GB variant of the iPhone X now sells for around $1,000 in the U.S. and about Rs 1 lakh in India.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also estimated that Apple will ship about 18 million iPhone X units in the January-March quarter in 2018.

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When Apple announced the iPhone X previous year many were shocked about the $999 starting price. Fortunate if true, a new report now comes in, which suggests that the alleged iPhone X sequel may cost lesser than the existing model.

Apple now designs chips for its mobile devices and a move into displays could hurt screen makers like Samsung Electronics Co, Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and LG Display Co in the long term.

If the iPhone X Plus truly is just a larger version of the upcoming iPhone X with otherwise identical specifications and features, then a $100 premium is probably reasonable. Considering that the iPhone X costs around $400 to make, that equates to about $40 in savings. One Apple project to develop a 5.85-inch LCD iPhone has been suspended since the end of the Lunar New Year holidays in mid-February and may be abandoned, Lin said.

In particular, the iPhone X supply side ramp was held back by limited production of the Infrared lasers used in the TrueDepth camera system.

Some details of iPhone SE 2 have been leaked, which seem to be at variance with the earlier rumors about this budget handset from the Apple.

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