‘iPhone 8 won’t be cheap’: Foxconn unit exec makes prediction in Weibo post, then deletes it

The China Post
Date: August 8, 2017
By: The China Post

Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 is not going to be cheap because of the high cost of its new display, said a senior executive of a subsidiary of Foxconn, a major contract manufacturer of iPhones.

“The yield rate of the free shape OLED is only 60 percent!” said Luo Zhongsheng (羅忠生), general manager of Sharp’s cellphone business, in a post on the Chinese microblog Weibo.

“The cutting of free shape OLED is apparently highly difficult and of course will not be cheap. I estimate that iPhone 8 will not be cheap.”

He deleted the post hours later.    [FULL  STORY]

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