iPhone 14Supplier Samsung to Supply 80 Million Displays for Apple's iPhone 14

While BOE’s reinstated position as a parts supplier for the iPhone 13 doesn’t guarantee any involvement in the iPhone 14’s production, according to (opens in new tab), Apple is re-evaluating their validity as a potential supplier this week, which could lead to greater competition for Samsung Display's order total and, again, the potential for a more affordable iPhone. When it comes to the shortlist of suppliers providing Apple with displays destined for this year's iPhone 14 series, Samsung has reportedly just found itself to be the top pick through its Display arm. The standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will likely use more modest LTPS-TFT technology, which offers lower display refresh rates and a mildly lower quality of display. Based on the device lineup previously suggested by reputable leaker , the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro will make use of a 6.1-inch panel, meanwhile just under half of the total order is intended to serve the larger iPhone 14 Max and top-end , both of which will feature a 6.7-inch display as Apple seeks to create it ever in 2022. Samsung Display will use two different manufacturing methods for the OLED displays that form this order: LTPS-TFT and LTPO-TFT, with the latter offering greater power efficiency over the former, thought to be headed to the two Pro models in the iPhone 14 family. In the past, fellow South Korean manufacturer LG Display has often supported Samsung in providing Apple with displays for its iPhones. Apple only recently resumed iPhone 13 display production with BOE, after the Chinese company was found to have cut corners on its manufacturing processes (as reported by (opens in new tab)) in order to reduce costs, without telling the iPhone maker ahead of time. BOE has been making displays for Apple since the , although whether or not the California-based company places any orders with BOE for the iPhone 14 is still up in the air. (TechRadar). Continue reading.

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