It seems that everything it going according to plan for Apple regarding this year’s iPhones production schedule, as Samsung Display will start supplying it with OLED panels starting with June.
This new reports coming from South Korean confirms Apple plans to start the productions of iPhone 8 earlier as its more complicated to assemble and production was set to start, coincidentally of not, in June. Also, this dismisses more recent rumors that said that Apple may delay iPhone 8 release because some display-related issues.
Those rumors suggested that Apple is having problems with the integration of the fingerprint scanner into the display. Some scenarios said that Apple might ditch this feature and go for a more classical approach and install a scanner on the back of the phone, as some new iPhone 8 alleged schematics suggest.
Still, industry sources cited by The Investors say that the rumors were exaggerated which might mean that Apple, either didn’t had any problems with this or it may have found a solution in the meantime. That solution might’ve come from Samsung. As you probably know, Samsung is going to be de sole OLED panels supplier for Apple’s iPhone for the next 2 years as the two tech giants signed a contract for $9 billion.
Samsung Electronics had this problem, too. The Korean tech giant wanted to have integrated fingerprint scanner on their latest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but Synaptics couldn’t deliver the technology in time. Yet, new rumors say that their next phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, will be built around a prototype of the Galaxy S8 Plus with display-integrated fingerprint scanner.
It might sound as a bad decision from Samsung to give their technology to Apple. But we’re taking about Samsung Display and not its sister company, Samsung Electronics, which produces the smartphones. Besides, the Galaxy Note 8 should be release before Apple‘s iPhones.