As consumers balk at the high price tag of iPhone X, Apple has reportedly adjusted its sales projections and now expects to move more iPhone models in its coming fall lineup that will come outfitted with cheaper LCD screens than the models equipped with pricier OLED screens.
A sketchy report claims that Apple’s rumored lower-cost LCD model with Face ID and a similar design to iPhone X is two months behind schedule and won’t be available until November. It’s predicted to be priced at around $700-800.
Is Apple going to phase-out 3D Touch from iPhones? If you ask revered Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, one of the rumored new iPhone models with a 6.1-inch LCD screen is going to ship without 3D Touch capability.
iPhone display supplier Japan Display has devised new manufacturing processes for mass production of flexible liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. According to a report Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal, Apple is considering using flexible LCD panels in iPhones launching in 2018 and beyond.
This is an interesting development in light of rumors that iPhone 8 will be equipped with a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen. While not as flexible as curved OLED panels, Japan Display’s new processes do allow for the creation of bendable LCDs that support designs like Samsung’s curved-screen Galaxy Edge series.