A report details that Apple ordered more than 120 million OLED panels destined for the iPhone 14, 70% belonging solely to Samsung.
We know that Apple relies on other companies to assemble the necessary components to assemble your devices. It is the case of OLED screenssame as they represent 70% for Samsung used in the iPhone 14. The recent report from The Elec indicates that this will be the end of the year 2022.
Samsung is the leader in providing OLED screens for the iPhone 14
According to the report, Apple has requested more than 120 million OLED panels for the iPhone 14 from its suppliers. Of these 120 million only 80 represent the amount ordered from Samsung. What are the other providers? LG Display and BOE with 20 and 6 million that complete the millionaire sum.
There is an important difference in terms of the panels supplied. Samsung has an advantage as LG provides LTPS type screens for the iPhone 14 and LTPO in the case of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Speaking of BOE, the screens are of the LTPS type. DisplayMate indicates that the larger iPhone screen in the Pro version is the best on the market.
Deeper data from The Elec mentions that at least 60 million panels will be included in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. One of the reasons why Apple is leaning in favor of Samsung, at least in this supply, is because of constant failures in the production of LG. Where you can appreciate the quality of these panels is in the always-on screen function, OLED is much better than IPS LCD.
The number of OLED panels could increase in the near future
One of the factors that characterizes Apple is taking care of the smallest detail, taking this situation into account. those of Cupertino are already working on the next generation you could take a leap when renaming your most powerful device. In addition to the fact that they plan to launch the third generation of the iPhone SE in 2024.
The new changes may produce more demanding requirements, at least in the increase of OLED panels. Also the iPad in 2024 could include OLED in the Pro range.
In these next two years we could have more information about the Apple project and its products that will migrate to OLED screens. Currently, the largest iPad that is the 12.9 iPad Pro has miniLED and the iPhone SE has an IPS LCD panel that would increase its size to 6.1 inches. In essence of the latter we would have an iPhone XR with the change of screen type.
Will Apple be able to convince us of these screen changes? The OLED resisted for a long time on the iPhone, it should be remembered that the company’s first device to debut this type of panel was the first generation of its smart watch, the Apple Watch.