Foxconn Developing Glass Casing For iPhone 8
The next year’s iPhone 8 is widely rumored to look like a “single sheet of glass” and switch from LCD to OLED display panels. A new report coming out of Asia claims that Apple’s biggest supplier Foxconn is developing glass casings and OLED panels to secure orders for the 2017 iPhone. Supply chain sources familiar with the matter told Nikkei that Foxconn has been working on the glass chassis since last year.
The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is also developing advanced OLED technologies following its acquisition of Japanese firm Sharp earlier this year. However, media reports suggest that Samsung would be the main supplier of OLED panels and China’s Biel Crystal and Lens Technology will be supplying glass casings for the iPhone 8. In April, Apple reportedly signed a $2.59 billion deal with Samsung for the supply of 100 million OLED displays.