Larger iPhone X 'Plus' Display Assembly Images Leak To The Wild
We've been hearing rumors since late last year that Apple had plans to make a larger screen iPhone X smartphone called the "iPhone X Plus." The poor sales of the iPhone X might make some wonder at the business sense the decision to make a larger iPhone X would make. Apple iPhone X screen supplier Samsung has been scrambling to find other customers to use the OLED displays it can't sell to Apple, after production cuts due to lackluster iPhone X sales. Despite questionable demand, a new leak claims to show a display assembly for that bigger iPhone X Plus.
One of the leaked photos shows a person holding the alleged iPhone X Plus screen digitizer in their hand. It still sports the notch despite some rumors claiming that the notch would be smaller in second gen iPhone X models. In the photo, the flex cable is also clearly seen with a part number printed on it that is said to be similar to the format Apple uses on its components. That lends credibility to these leaked photos.
The date code on the part shows a manufacture date of mid-November 2017. Another photo seen below shows a tray of for assembled digitizer/display components. These assembled components appear to be larger than the parts used for the iPhone X and to be similar but not identical to previously seen iPhone X display assemblies.
It's probably a good thing for Samsung, with the glut of OLEDs it can't sell, that LG has been tipped as the sole display supplier for the iPhone X Plus. These photos were allegedly taken at an LG facility in Vietnam. The launch date for the iPhone X Plus, a new LCD iPhone with the notch, and a second gen iPhone X with the 5.8-inch OLED was also tipped for September of 2018.