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Topic: OLED

Sloppy report depicts Apple as struggling with LG as an alternative to Samsung OLEDs on new iPhones

04/20/2018, 10:04 am

A new report claiming to understand Apple's supply chain has asserted that LG screens might be facing development issues as a second source for OLED displays on upcoming iPhones, based on Apple's higher than normal scrutiny of LG prototypes--and then strangely claims this issue is driving iPhone X prices so high that "some" are not buying it.

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OLED screen production for 2018 iPhone expected to start in May

04/16/2018, 11:04 am

Although it may feel like the iPhone X launched just recently, Samsung is reportedly kickstarting OLED panel production for two of this fall's iPhone models, including a 5.8-inch "iPhone X 2" and a 6.5-inch "iPhone X Plus."

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OLED production for 2018 iPhone starting in May amid Apple and Samsung pricing dispute

04/12/2018, 08:04 am

The Apple supply chain is gearing up to start production of OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone launches expected this fall, according to industry reports, but despite the impending commencement of manufacturing the components, Apple and Samsung Display are apparently still negotiating the prices for the panels.

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Apple experimenting with touchless controls & curved screens for future iPhones

04/04/2018, 08:04 am

Though the technologies are some ways out, upcoming iPhones could make use of touchless gestures and curved screens as distinguishing features, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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First iPhone with foldable display could launch in 2020, says analyst

03/23/2018, 10:03 am

Apple could launch an iPhone with a foldable display in the next few years, according to a Bank of America analyst, predicting the first iPhone or similar Apple-produced device featuring the long-rumored -- and already patented by Apple -- display technology could launch as soon as the year 2020.

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Sharp reportedly prioritizing OLED & IGZO panel production to land iPad orders

03/23/2018, 08:03 am

Sharp will be making changes to its display panel production lines, according to a report, moving to increase the manufacture of IGZO and OLED-based panels, possibly in an attempt to acquire more display orders from Apple for the iPad and other connected devices.

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5.8-inch OLED iPhone model could be 10 percent cheaper to produce than iPhone X

03/21/2018, 08:03 am

Apple's follow-up to the iPhone X will cost less to produce than the current model, a report claims, with the next-generation smartphone thought to have a manufacturing bill of materials more than 10 percent lower, despite expectations that it will have upgraded specifications.

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Supply chain sources expect Apple to source 270 million iPhone screens, nearly half OLED

03/19/2018, 08:03 am

Apple is expected order for up to 270 million smartphone display panels throughout 2018, according to a supply chain report, with the volume of anticipated orders far exceeding Apple's best annual iPhone sales total by almost 40 million units.

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Supply chain makes claim that Apple is already planning to ditch the iPhone X notch in fall 2019 releases

03/07/2018, 09:03 am

A questionable report from South Korean sources suggests that Apple is preparing a new display without a notch -- for phones 18 months down the road.

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New rumor again claims Samsung cutting OLED shipments because of unexpected drop in iPhone X orders

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

Samsung is once again said to ship only half the number of OLED panels to Apple because of iPhone X order cuts as a result of poor demand, a questionable report again claimed on Thursday.

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Apple granted patent using hinged OLED screen as a dynamic iPad or Mac keyboard

02/27/2018, 12:02 pm

Apple's new "dual display" patent could potentially allow for a future MacBook or iPad to use a second screen in place of a keyboard, eschewing physical keys.

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Latest supply chain rumor suggests Apple could continue to sell current iPhone X model into 2019

01/26/2018, 03:01 pm

Rumors from Apple suppliers are now at odds with one another, as a new report contradicts earlier claims that the current iPhone X would be completely replaced by a new model later this year. Instead, it is suggested that Apple could stick with its usual strategy of continuing to sell previous year's models.

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Supply chain chatter suggests Apple considering two OLED, two LCD iPhone models for fall 2018

01/26/2018, 10:01 am

A new report from the Chinese supply chain suggests that Apple is continuing to evaluate multiple sizes for the fall 2018 releases, with the latest claim saying that the the company is evaluating a 5.7-inch and 6-inch LCD device, plus both a 6-inch and 6.4-inch OLED iPhone.

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Samsung faces increased competition from LG Display, Sharp for future iPhone OLED panel orders

01/12/2018, 08:01 am

Samsung may soon face increased competition from its display production rivals, with a report claiming LG Display and other manufacturers are stepping up their OLED panel efforts to try and secure future orders from Apple to supply screen components for future iPhones.

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Apple putting pinch on worldwide OLED supply, Chinese vendors looking to mini LED in 2018 phones

01/11/2018, 08:01 am

Supply chain reports from China suggest that Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are looking at alternatives to OLED, as Apple grows the quantity of screens it needs for the iPhone.

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Extreme OLED test finds Apple's iPhone X takes much longer to 'burn in' images than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

01/03/2018, 10:01 am

OLED technology is prone to image burn-in -- something that Apple worked hard to compensate for in designing the hardware and software of the iPhone X. A new and extreme stress test puts the iPhone X anti-burn-in capabilities to the test, discovering Apple's efforts have, in fact, put it ahead of the competition under the most difficult conditions.

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LG may supply OLED for Apple's 6.5" edge-to-edge 'iPhone X Plus'

01/03/2018, 09:01 am

Apple and LG Display are allegedly finalizing talks on an OLED supply deal, which could see the latter provide panels for a rumored 6.5-inch iPhone, which is believed to be a jumbo-sized version of the iPhone X.

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Bigger yields could let Samsung churn out 180-200M iPhone OLED panels in 2018

12/20/2017, 12:12 pm

Samsung Display has allegedly improved the yield rates for the OLED panels used in the iPhone X, and could manufacture as many as 180 to 200 million OLED panels for Apple next year.

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LG Display hints at deal to begin making OLED panels for Apple's iPhone X

12/07/2017, 10:12 am

LG Display may be on the verge of providing display panels for the iPhone X, entering Apple's OLED supply chain earlier than expected and reducing dependence on Samsung.

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BOE makes push to become Apple's second OLED supplier for iPhones

11/28/2017, 09:11 am

Major Chinese display maker BOE is reportedly investing billions into OLED production lines in an attempt to win orders from Apple, which currently relies exclusively on Samsung panels for the iPhone X.

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