iPhone 14 OLED screens expected to come from rival Samsung

mobtkr23 June 2022Last Update : 7 days ago
iPhone 14 OLED screens expected to come from rival Samsung

When it comes to the shortlist of vendors supplying Apple with displays for this year’s iPhone 14 series, Samsung would have been the first choice thanks to its Display arm.

According to a report by a South Korean news publication ETNews (opens in a new tab), “industry insiders” claim that Apple has officially approached Samsung Display with an order of approximately 80 million displays, to be delivered in the third quarter (July-September) of this year; in front of iPhone 14is scheduled for September.

Order details support reports that this year’s device crop will not host an iPhone 14 Mini (as has been the case in the last two iPhone generations), with just two screen sizes meant to serve on four separate models.

Based on the range of devices previously suggested by a reputable leaker Ming Chi Kuothe iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will use a 6.1-inch panel, while just under half of the total order is to serve the larger iPhone 14 Max and top-end iPhone 14 Pro Maxboth of which will feature a 6.7-inch display as Apple seeks to create it best iphone never in 2022.

Samsung Display will use two different manufacturing methods for the OLED screens that form this order: LTPS-TFT and LTPO-TFT, the latter offering greater energy efficiency compared to the former, which is said to be directed at the two Pro models of the iPhone family. 14. .

The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will likely use more modest LTPS-TFT technology, which offers lower display refresh rates and slightly lower display quality.

Analysis: filtering the competition

While 80 million units for a single vendor would mark a huge win for Samsung Display, it’s not a good sign for Apple fans hoping for more affordable iPhones this year.

The more manufacturers that can meet Apple’s quality requirements and standards, the greater the competition, which means lower component prices and, in turn, savings that – theoretically – can be passed on. on consumers.

In the past, fellow South Korean manufacturer LG Display has often helped Samsung supply Apple with displays for its iPhones. More recently, however, the two have been joined by Chinese supplier, BOE Technology.

BOE has been manufacturing displays for Apple since iPhone 12although the question of whether or not the Californian company will place orders with BOE for the iPhone 14 is still up in the air.

Apple only recently resumed production of iPhone 13 displays with BOE, after it was found that the Chinese company had cut back on its manufacturing processes (as reported by 9to5Mac (opens in a new tab)) to save costs, without notifying the iPhone manufacturer in advance.

While BOE’s restored position as an iPhone 13 parts supplier does not guarantee any involvement in iPhone 14 production, according to GSM Arena (opens in a new tab)Apple is reassessing their validity as a potential vendor this week, which could lead to greater competition for Samsung Display’s total orders and, again, the potential for a more affordable iPhone.

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