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Topic: OLED

'iPhone SE 2,' an end to robocalls, and Jimmy Iovine's thoughts on streaming on the AppleInsider Podcast

01/03/2020, 08:01 am

Victor and guest Sean Ryan discuss the news of 2019, iPhone SE2 rumors, and how Apple can make or break a company, with examples in TSMC, Imagination Technology's PowerVR, and China's BOE, producer of OLED displays.

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China's BOE set to become Apple's second-largest OLED screen supplier in 2021

12/30/2019, 08:12 am

Sources in the supply chain say that BOE will provide 45 million OLED display panels for the iPhone, making it second only to Samsung, and exceeding LG.

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Japan Display exploring sale of smartphone factory to Apple for $820M

12/27/2019, 12:12 pm

Japan Display has reached out to both Apple and Sharp Corp in hopes of selling off its main smartphone screen factory in hopes to settle its massive debt.

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'iPhone 12' line expected to use two different OLED screen technologies

11/27/2019, 10:11 am

The three models of 'iPhone 12' expected for 2020 will all have OLED-based screens instead of splitting between LCD and OLED, a report claims, but the two higher-tier models are tipped to continue using a better display than the lower-cost variant.

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Apple helping out LCD supplier Japan Display with shorter payment terms

10/23/2019, 07:10 am

Alongside previously reported bailout aid, Apple is now said to be helping financially troubled Japan Display by shortening the amount of time it takes to pay the screen manufacturer.

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Apple refining OLED screen penetration tech for removal of iPhone notch

10/01/2019, 09:10 am

The infamous notch at the top of the current generation of iPhones could be eliminated in a future version, with Apple looking into including openings in the display itself that cameras, speakers, and other sensors could be positioned behind, providing them with access to the outside world while minimizing their appearance.

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Apple expected to release iPad Pro, MacBook Pro with Mini LED displays

09/30/2019, 07:09 am

Doubling down on an earlier prediction, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will produce new iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models featuring high-quality Mini LED displays in late 2020 or early 2021.

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Apple considering a further bailout of Japan Display after consortium fails

09/26/2019, 07:09 am

Apple manufacturing partner Japan Display has lost one of its consortium bailout participants -- and the iPhone maker is reportedly considering coming to the rescue, again.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max screen secures 'highest ever A+ grade' in lab testing

09/23/2019, 01:09 pm

The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the best smartphone display available in a mobile device, DisplayMate has declared following lab testing of the OLED display.

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OLED patent aggregator suing Apple over implementation of every screen it uses

09/12/2019, 01:09 pm

A firm that aggregates patents on OLED tech has sued Apple over a wide array of products, alleging that despite not making its own OLED screens, Apple is responsible for the infringements.

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Apple may have to wait two years for OLED iPhone screens from Japan Display

09/02/2019, 10:09 am

Ailing LCD producer Japan Display could potentially start production of OLED panels for smartphones at one of its domestic facilities, the CEO of a consortium helping the manufacturer with a bail out suggests, one that could possibly provide screens for a future iPhone model.

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Apple 'aggressively testing' OLED screens from other suppliers

08/21/2019, 07:08 am

Apple has begun to test OLED panels from other manufacturers in an effort to diversify its supply chain for the 2020 iPhone lineup.

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'iPhone 11' OLED screens may be the same as the Samsung Galaxy S10

08/15/2019, 03:08 pm

The 2019 iPhones will use the same material as those used by Samsung's Galaxy smartphones, according to a report, a rumor that could be better from a supply chain point of view, but also means that Apple won't be using a custom material for its smartphone display.

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Apple expects 'iPhone 11' sales to match 2018 iPhone XS sales figures

07/25/2019, 06:07 am

Apple's suppliers are reportedly in the process of making 75 million of the September 2019 'iPhone 11' range, which is approximately the same as orders for the 2018 models.

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Apple iPhone supplier LG pumping $2.6B into Korean OLED production

07/22/2019, 08:07 pm

On Tuesday LG Display, one of Apple's OLED suppliers for the iPhone, announced plans to invest $2.6 billion toward an existing OLED production line in South Korea.

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Apple considering micro LED display for 2020 Apple Watch

07/22/2019, 07:07 am

Following years of development with different suppliers, Apple is reportedly close to switching Apple Watch display from OLED to micro LED, and production is expected to begin in time for a fall 2020 launch.

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Apple monitoring South Korean suppliers over Japanese trade war

07/18/2019, 09:07 am

Trade wars are continuing to prompt Apple to rethink some of its manufacturing and supply chain options, with the iPhone maker said to be examining the situation of an ongoing tiff between South Korea and Japan, one which could lead to Apple using China's BOE for future iPhone display panels.

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Japan imposes new trade restrictions on Apple's Korean suppliers

06/30/2019, 10:06 am

Beginning July 4 Japan is imposing new restrictions affecting South Korean tech companies, including key Apple suppliers Samsung and LG, in retaliation for a Korean court ruling finding Nippon Steel must pay for forced Korean labor during World War II.

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Samsung asks Apple for compensation on missed OLED order minimums

06/21/2019, 11:06 am

Samsung has asked Apple to pay a penalty for not buying enough iPhone displays, hoping to recoup losses from missed manufacturing goals.

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Apple considering further measures to save Japan Display

06/18/2019, 08:06 am

The financially struggling Japan Display is reportedly in talks with Apple about reinvestment and waiving debts following its loss of a bailout partner this week.

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