Apple’s iPhone 8 isn’t even out yet but it looks like there are rumors swirling regarding Apple’s iPhone 9. In a report from the Korea Economic Daily (via AppleInsider), LG Innotek is apparently in the process of setting up production facilities for flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs) that are rumored to be used in the iPhone 9.
Mass production is rumored to begin in 2018 which means that it could either be in time for a release in 2018, or maybe 2019, depending on when the facilities are complete and production is up and running at full swing. For those unfamiliar, flexible PCBs are key to creating phones with flexible/curved displays. After all if the only part of the phone that can flex is the display and not its internal components, there really isn’t much point, right?
Apple’s iPhone 8 is rumored to sport a curved display at its edges, which based on its leaked images will result in a phone that will appear similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8, and will also give off the illusion of a bezel-less display. We’re not sure how much more curved the iPhone 9 will be, or if it will be a flexible phone.
Samsung apparently has such a device in the works that is rumored to be launched later this year, so it will be interesting to see if Apple could follow in their footsteps for 2018/2019, but either way until then you’ll probably want to take this news with a huge grain of salt.