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Topic: OLED

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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Apple supplier Japan Display loses $230 million bailout investor

06/17/2019, 08:06 am

TPK Holding had been part of a Taiwanese consortium planning to bail out the iPhone screen maker, but has now decided to withdraw its $230 million contribution, casting doubt on the entire deal.

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LG Display's first OLED iPhone screen batch plagued with production issues

06/03/2019, 10:06 am

Apple supplier LG Display is having issues with its production of OLED display panels, with reports of problems with one of its manufacturing lines in South Korea that is thought to be making OLED panels for the 2019 range of iPhones.

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Japan Display getting $729M bailout after Apple agrees to restructure debt payments

05/30/2019, 06:05 am

LCD supplier Japan Display has now renegotiated its debts, reportedly including with Apple, and says that the $729 million bailout will be formalized next month.

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Samsung reportedly being tapped for 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro OLED screens

05/23/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple is considering the possibility of adding flexible OLED displays to its MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines, a report claims, a component that could be supplied by Samsung using a slightly modified production technique for the display technology.

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Japan Display has ninth successive quarterly loss as sales to Apple fall

05/15/2019, 06:05 am

Apple LCD iPhone screen supplier Japan Display continues to be hit by the shift away from LCD panels to OLED, with latest loss figures coming as an expected bailout has been put on hold.

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Apple continuing work on 'hybrid' displays mixing OLED & quantum-dot LED

05/02/2019, 10:05 am

Perhaps reflecting a desire to maximize power efficiency in all areas, a newly-published Apple patent application showcases a "hybrid" display mixing OLED and quantum-dot LEDs.

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Sony's summer AirPlay 2 and HomeKit televisions include $70,000 8K model

04/22/2019, 11:04 am

Sony has revealed its lineup of smart televisions it will be shipping in the spring and summer, with the range including support for both AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, enabling the televisions to stream content from Apple's device ecosystem and take advantage of the company's smart home framework.

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Editorial: Why is Samsung's Galaxy Fold graded on a curve?

04/18/2019, 06:04 am

Samsung Electronics is a multibillion corporation that leads the world in producing advanced displays, solid state storage and other components; builds an astounding array of home appliances-- including the majority of the world's high end televisions-- and has built smartphones for many years before iPhone even appeared. So why is the company handled like a small child when it makes sloppy, incompetent mistakes?

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Two 2019 iPhones rumored to have triple-camera, OLED display, USB-C, and be thicker

04/08/2019, 07:04 am

A new report claims that the 2019 iPhone lineup will include two models with a new triple-camera system, OLED screens, and USB-C charging. And, while unusual for Apple, the new models may be thicker to accommodate larger batteries.

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Japan Display to supply OLED screens for next Apple Watch, report says

04/03/2019, 06:04 am

Japan Display was a successful manufacturer of LCD screens, but the industry's move to OLED has seen it fall behind. This Apple Watch contract marks the company's first substantial OLED order.

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OLED could be only display technology used in 2020 iPhones

04/02/2019, 06:04 am

Apples's 2020 iPhone releases will be completely OLED-based, claims a report, with all three of the smartphones said to use the display technology as Apple departs from using LCD-based screens for the product line completely.

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