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Topic: OLED

Early reports of low fall 2018 iPhone orders under attack from other sources

06/18/2018, 07:06 am

Also citing supply chain sources, a noted analyst who was correct about iPhone X demand has chimed in regarding order quantities of the late 2018 iPhone lineup.

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Apple's 6.1-inch iPhone production may see delays over LCD "notch" issues

06/01/2018, 07:06 am

While Apple has successfully rolled out the "notch" on 10s of millions of iPhone X handsets with OLED display, rumor has it that the company may be finding it a bit hard to carve the same kind of notch into a conventional LCD screen.

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Video: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later

05/18/2018, 11:05 am

From its release right up until this month's earnings announcement, analysts have said Apple will discontinue the iPhone X this year due to low sales. While the iPhone X itself might be replaced by new models and not continue for a second year, like the iPhone 7, there is no denying what Apple's premium smartphone has brought to the table.

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AppleInsider Podcast talks iPhone rumors, committing to USB-C, and EU proposals to regulate app stores

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor is joined by Sonya Mann to talk about the latest news in iPhone LCD and SE2, the difficulty with going all-in on USB-C, and EU proposed regulation of app stores.

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Bloomberg butchers Samsung OLED statements to portray iPhone X as weak

04/26/2018, 07:04 am

Bloomberg is taking full advantage of Apple's quiet period in the week before its earnings release to issues a series of reports suggesting data points that could possibly be used to support its narrative that demand is somehow "weak" for the most profitable, attention-getting smartphone in the world--even as other vendors scramble to copy its looks and features.

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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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