Apple manufactures millions of iPhones, iPads, and other products in collaboration with a broad variety of vendors. It has been a while since the company used Samsung OLED displays for the iPhone when it comes to displays. A new The Elec article predicts that by the end of the year, Samsung Display would provide 70% of the OLED screens that Apple uses for its iPhone 14 models.
According to the source, Apple has placed an order for more than 120 million OLED screens for the iPhone 14 series. Samsung is anticipated to provide Apple with 80 million of these OLED screens. LG Display and BOE are two other OLED panel vendors for Apple; they anticipate shipping 20 million and 6 million devices, respectively. Samsung has a certain edge over its rivals. While BOE only offers low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) screens for the standard iPhone 14, LG only offers LTPS displays for the iPhone 14 and low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. On the other hand, Samsung provides panels for every iPhone 14 model.
The Elec goes on to mention that at least 60 million of Samsung’s 80 million units sold will be used in the production of the more costly iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions. Since other companies, like LG, have had problems with their production processes, Apple’s principal supplier for OLED screens is Samsung.
Even though Apple just introduced the iPhone 14, the company has already begun preparations for the next edition of its smartphone, which is also believed to use OLED displays. In addition, recent rumors suggest that Apple has plans to introduce an updated version of the iPhone SE in the year 2024. It may feature a modern design and an OLED screen of 6.1 inches. It has been reported that Apple will use hybrid OLED technology for its upcoming lineup of iPad. This technology eliminates the “wrinkled” appearance of panels and also makes mass production of the device cheaper.