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Apple to introduce foldable iPhones in 2017, followed by Google and Microsoft

Apple to introduce foldable iPhones in 2017, followed by Google and Microsoft

Apple, the American Multinational is reportedly launching foldable iPhones by the end of next year. Though Apple hasn’t yet announced a single word regarding this matter, rumours about Apple manufacturing high-end foldable iPhones with the collaboration of LG are hitting the market with a faster pace. If such gossips and unofficial rumours are to be believed, we can expect foldable iPhones from Apple by the end of 2017.

As per the latest rumours sourced from Korean Media, Apple is also motivating other leading smartphone makers like Google and Microsoft to launch foldable smartphones in the coming years. With the joint venture of the South Korean Organisation LG, Apple is gearing up to launch newly designed handsets in coming years. The reports are also claiming LG to supply OLED panels for the foldable iPhones. It means, Apple with a close venture with LG, is designing an OLED display-enabled smartphone which can easily be folded up rather than being curved.

Previously, we have come across the reports that, Samsung Electronics is supplying the display panels for Apple’s 2017 range. But the recent reports from Korean Website ETNews are claiming LG to compete with Samsung for providing OLED panels in the coming years. Though Apple has remained silent on this matter, some reliable sources are reporting LG to join Apple for the mass-production of foldable OLED display panels.

The Korean website ETNews also confirmed that LG would not only manufacture foldable OLED Panels for Apple but also for some more leading smartphone manufacturers like Google and Microsoft. Interestingly, the rumours are also suggesting the Google Pixel and Microsoft Surface Models to be upgraded with foldable display in the near future.

As two much-anticipated smartphones of 2017 – iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are confirmed to ship with curved OLED screen, Microsoft and Google are also expected to follow the same path and adopt OLED display technology for their upcoming flagships. As Google is reported to bring enhancement in the image quality of its upcoming 2017 Pixel version, we can expect it to add a new display technology too. However, official confirmations from such big players of tech market are still awaited.

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