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


“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.

Media reported that Samsung Electronics is the supplier of Apple’s OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays.

News websites in the U.S. and China have speculated that Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone will come with a price tag between US$1,000 (approximately NT$30,000) and US$1,200 (approximately NT$36,000)