The iPhone 14 series is expected to be released by Apple in September this year. And as might be expected, there have been several rumors flying around the smartphone line. According to a new claim from Korea IT, Samsung will supply about 80 million OLED panels for the iPhone 14 in response to an earlier report that Apple is testing display panels from China’s BOE. According to the publication, Samsung Display will supply 38.17 million panels exclusively for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus (also rumored as iPhone 14 Max) out of the total of 80 million devices.
Apple will buy OLEDs from Samsung for the iPhone 14 series
Apple is expected to introduce a total of four iPhone 14 devices this year. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are standard iPhone models, whereas iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max are Pro variants. The screens on the Normal and Pro variants will be 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch, respectively.
According to a rumor, Samsung Display would supply up to 80 million OLED panels for the iPhone 14 variants. Not only that, the new iPhone 14 Series uses low temperature polycrystalline oxide (LPTO) based thin current transistors (TFT) with high current efficiency and low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) based TFTs with high charge transfer and stability.
Referring to people familiar with the situation, the third quarter of this year is when bulk production and delivery of Samsung Display panels is expected to start. After the key components, including OLED panels, are delivered, the next iPhone family is expected to make its debut in the second part of this year.
Not only that, but to mass-produce and supply its OLED panels, Samsung Display is reportedly collaborating with companies including Duksan Neolux, Solus Advanced Materials and Samsung SDI. Since the release of the iPhone X in 2017, the company has delivered its OLED screens significantly to Apple. Due to the increasing sales of the latest iPhone models, it is also claimed to have delivered the largest screen volume this year.