IPhone X Plus to Copy the Galaxy Note

Doug Carpenter
April 26, 2018

Apple is reportedly negotiating with Samsung Display for a reduction of the price of OLED panels as the iPhone X vendor is seeking to lower the production cost in order to ramp up sales of OLED-based models, according to industry sources.

Samsung Electronics has joined other Apple partners in confirming the weakened demand for the iPhone X. Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Qualcomm will continue to supply LTE modems to the Cupertino giant this year. More recently, the Korea Herald reported that Apple could face penalties in Korea over pushing iPhone marketing costs on to telecom partners in the country.

If the LCD model is $200 cheaper than the OLED models, it will be due to certain cost-cutting measures, the report adds. When that happens, Apple will be free to jump ship, so it might be in Samsung's best interest to cut a deal with Apple in order to remain the primary supplier of OLED panels.

iPhone-maker Apple has hired Brandon Yoon, a former Samsung vice-president, to lead its operations in South Korea, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Rosenblatt believes that the budget model to replace the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

What comes after the iPhone X?

It will only resume in May to begin work on the new Apple orders. Instead of using a number, it might just call the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone "iPhone" - no numericals involved.

Coming to the other two models, the report says that the 5.8-inch OLED variant, also called the "Porsche" model, may not come with "significant design changes".

Past year in South Korea Apple had to face a critical moment when old iPhone users from the country complained that Apple purposely slowed down older phones with iOS 11 update. Sources, however, expect the price to drop from $110 per panel to $100. Apple leaped from the iPhone 7 in 2016 to iPhone 8 and iPhone X (pronounced "ten") in 2017, skipping the iPhone 9 and introducing Roman numerals into the mix.

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