Samsung reportedly on track to deliver 80 million OLED screens for 'iPhone 8' before end o...

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Samsung appears poised to deliver around 80 million OLED screens suitable for the "iPhone 8" before the end of 2017 -- but a later than expected date for mass shipments for the phone is still expected.




The report making the claim originates from DigiTimes, citing "sources from the upstream supply chain." According to the sources, Samsung and other component manufacturers have geared up for supplying components for not just the "iPhone 8," but the "iPhone 7s" family as well.

Apple's order will take about half of Samsung's manufacturing capacity for the six months remaining until the end of 2017. Samsung's production remainder will be used mostly to supply its own needs, but allegedly some will be held in reserve should Apple place additional orders.

DigiTimes expects that Apple will ship around 50 million of the "iPhone 8" before the end of 2017 -- but will only have about three million on hand for the start of sales. The report claims that true mass production of the device won't pick up in volume until mid-September.

The report echoes two previous rumors that Apple had signed a deal with Samsung to supply the panels.

DigiTimes does generally provide accurate information from within Apple's supply chain, but has a poor track record for predicting Apple's future product plans.

The "iPhone 8" is predicted to sport an edge-to-edge OLED panel with a 5.1-inch user space -- the rest dedicated to virtual buttons. Slimming or removing the bezels would allow Apple to cram a larger battery into a form factor similar in size to the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. Also expected is a new 3D facial scanner .

With a complete redesign said to be forthcoming in the device implementing a curved glass back with wireless charging, some reports have pegged the starting price of the "iPhone 8" at more than $1,000.
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  • Reply 1 of 18
    longpathlongpath Posts: 226member
    Finally! We can get back to iPhone 8 rumors and reports!
  • Reply 2 of 18
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,728member
    Do you think CerealInsider runs "Farmer Giles Golightly on the track deliver fifty tonnes of corn to Kellogs by the end of the year" every month?
    edited June 2017 king editor the gratetycho_macuser
  • Reply 3 of 18
    coolfactorcoolfactor Posts: 1,505member
    September will be as exciting as June was. And then more waiting...
  • Reply 4 of 18
    fotoformatfotoformat Posts: 288member
    "—but will only have about three million on hand for the start of sales."

    I guess that will take care of the first 60 minutes of orders on day one!
    randominternetpersonnetmageStrangeDays
  • Reply 5 of 18
    2old4fun2old4fun Posts: 225member
    "—but will only have about three million on hand for the start of sales."

    I guess that will take care of the first 60 minutes of orders on day one!
    No, only the first 10 minutes!
  • Reply 6 of 18
    williamhwilliamh Posts: 667member
    Rayz2016 said:
    Do you think CerealInsider runs "Farm Giles Golightly on the track deliver fifty tonnes of corn to Kellogs by the end of the year" every month?

    Don't be silly!  CerealInsider's top story is about how the 2019 harvest might come in late, resulting in short supply of a product that hasn't yet been announced. Also, lots of stories about the dairy industry, salmonella outbreaks, and the like. 
    pscooter63retrogusto
  • Reply 7 of 18
    512ke512ke Posts: 782member
    Sammy is the best manufacturer of components in many ways, but it's so crazy that Apple keeps feeding its competitor massive business.
    ManiQPheshto
  • Reply 8 of 18
    dachardachar Posts: 330member
    512ke said:
    Sammy is the best manufacturer of components in many ways, but it's so crazy that Apple keeps feeding its competitor massive business.
    Competition can been good for pricing and innovation. it seems that Apple likes to periodically move around from one supplier to another. This keeps them on their toes. 

  • Reply 9 of 18
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,173member
    I know it seems like a crazy idea, but I wish that Apple could own it's own display fab, taking it in-house. So many potential benefits in terms of supply, cost, leaks, etc. 
    ManiQPheshto
  • Reply 10 of 18
    ManiQPheshtoManiQPheshto Posts: 5unconfirmed, member
    Not only this, look at AAPL stock, it is falling because there is a rumor that new iPhone 8 processor will be SLOWER than rivals... http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/apple-stock-price-falling-new-iphone-speed-2017-6-1002082799
    edited June 2017
  • Reply 11 of 18
    ManiQPheshtoManiQPheshto Posts: 5unconfirmed, member
    Exactly, where are the patent rights, and the photo leaks 6 months before release, also chinese fraud as the same design... Go back to US, and manufacture without leaks Apple... You got enough money for that...
    slurpy said:
    I know it seems like a crazy idea, but I wish that Apple could own it's own display fab, taking it in-house. So many potential benefits in terms of supply, cost, leaks, etc. 
  • Reply 12 of 18
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,173member
    Not only this, look at AAPL stock, it is falling because there is a rumor that new iPhone 8 processor will be SLOWER than rivals... http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/apple-stock-price-falling-new-iphone-speed-2017-6-1002082799

    Did you even read the headline? It's the networking chip, not the processor. And EVEN if this rumor is true, 99.999% of people won't even notice or care. The vast majority of the time, internet speeds are limited and bottlenecked by factors beyond the chipset. 
  • Reply 13 of 18
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,173member
    Exactly, where are the patent rights, and the photo leaks 6 months before release, also chinese fraud as the same design... Go back to US, and manufacture without leaks Apple... You got enough money for that...
    slurpy said:
    I know it seems like a crazy idea, but I wish that Apple could own it's own display fab, taking it in-house. So many potential benefits in terms of supply, cost, leaks, etc. 

    Uh no, Apple shouldn't "go back to the US" for manufacturing, whatever that means. It's utterly impossible. 
  • Reply 14 of 18
    tmaytmay Posts: 3,838member
    Not only this, look at AAPL stock, it is falling because there is a rumor that new iPhone 8 processor will be SLOWER than rivals... http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/apple-stock-price-falling-new-iphone-speed-2017-6-1002082799
    It isn't even the processor that the article is speaking of; it is the 5G bandwidth that Apple will throttle via software for users of Qualcomm modems so that there is parity with Intel modems.

    Real life consequences for most people.

    Absolutely, nothing, even including the minority of users that will even be in range of 5G cell sites.


    edited June 2017
  • Reply 15 of 18
    raptoroo7raptoroo7 Posts: 138member
    Based on the limited supply (rumors as always) will Apple limit the iphone 8, X or whatever its called to the US only during the initial launch. Otherwise the backlog of sales will only make it impossible for them to ever get caught up and frankly buyers will get pissed and look elsewhere.
  • Reply 16 of 18
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 20,907member
    tmay said:
    Not only this, look at AAPL stock, it is falling because there is a rumor that new iPhone 8 processor will be SLOWER than rivals... http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/apple-stock-price-falling-new-iphone-speed-2017-6-1002082799
    It isn't even the processor that the article is speaking of; it is the 5G bandwidth that Apple will throttle via software for users of Qualcomm modems so that there is parity with Intel modems.

    Real life consequences for most people.

    Absolutely, nothing, even including the minority of users that will even be in range of 5G cell sites.


    No, not 5G. For now it will be 4G Gigabit LTE. 
  • Reply 17 of 18
    So it's settled then: "iPhone 8"?
  • Reply 18 of 18
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 897member
    So it's settled then: "iPhone 8"?
    It's settled until tomorrow.
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