More OLED panel makers are gearing up to compete with Samsung and LG for orders from Apple as soon as this year, according to industry sources (via DigiTimes).
Thanks to its existing production capability, Samsung was the sole supplier of OLED display panels for Apple’s iPhone X in 2017, which left LG Display under pressure from Apple and scrambling to invest billions in its OLED manufacturing facilities in time to compete for the next round of orders.
That investment appears to be paying off already, with LG Display reportedly in line to supply some OLED panels to this year’s new range of iPhones, which is expected to include two new 5.8-inch and [...]
LG Display saw its shares surge to a one-month high on Wednesday following a report that the company will begin supplying OLED panels to Apple’s new range of iPhones this year (via Financial Times).
LG’s stock rallied on an Electronic Times report that the South Korean firm would make over 15 million OLED panels for Apple’s 2018 range of iPhones. LG is already a supplier of LCD panels, currently used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but Samsung dominates supply of OLED displays for Apple’s flagship iPhone X. Indeed, last week LG Display revealed in a regulatory filing that it didn’t supply any of the OLED panels currently used in the iPhone X. [...]
Samsung Display will supply Apple with between 180 and 200 million flexible OLED displays for the iPhone in 2018, up from an estimated 50 million this year, according to The Korea Herald’s sister publication The Investor.
While the report focuses on the iPhone X, it’s likely that a portion of the OLED displays will go towards the „iPhone X Plus“ rumored to launch alongside the second-generation iPhone X in the second half of 2018.
iPhone X Plus mockup by Benjamin Geskin via iDrop News Like the Galaxy Note 8, the iPhone X Plus is expected to have a 6.4-inch display, but its overall physical size will likely be closer to an iPhone 8 Plus. [...]
Tom’s Guide today shared its list of „2017 Innovation Award Winners,“ which of course includes the iPhone X, among other products like the Nintendo Switch, the DJI Spark, and the Amazon Echo.
Apple’s iPhone X took the Tom’s Guide „Best Overall“ award for its Super Retina Display, Face ID, and A11 Bionic chip, and the site’s iPhone X writeup includes some interesting commentary from Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of product marketing.
For the iPhone X’s Super Retina Display, which incorporates the first-ever OLED panel in an iOS device, Joswiak says Apple had to „do a lot of engineering“ to [...]