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Apple planning LCD iPhone with a metal case for 2018: source

Move aimed at avoiding over-reliance on Samsung and helps other Asian suppliers

Apple may again use a metal back for an iPhone model due out in 2018.

TAIPEI -- Apple is likely to release another new iPhone with a liquid crystal display next year, according to a source privy to the company's product designs. The source also said Apple is tentatively planning two new handsets equipped with organic light-emitting diode displays.

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