Apple foldables may launch with UTG from Corning: display-industry leaker
The prominent screen-tech leaker Ross Young and his company Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) now appear to believe that ultra-thin glass (UTG) is a deciding factor in purchasing a foldable mobile device, especially compared to the see-through polyimide (or CPI) developed by Samsung for its first-gen Galaxy Fold tablet.
Young also indicates that Schott is likely to lead this market among UTG-manufacturing firms well into the 2020s, whereas the 2nd-gen Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 3 will compete for the best-selling foldable in 2021. (Oddly, this choice of product names does not address what will happen to the Fold's own immediate successor, which is now thought to miss the OEM's next major launch event in August 2020).
The tipster's new projections may contradict another leak that suggests Samsung will switch UTG providers from Schott to Corning for the Z Fold 2. On that note, Young states that Apple is likely to go with the latter when it comes time to "invent" its own foldable devices. Then again, this may not be for years down the line in any case.