Report: Apple looking to diversify OLED supply with LG Display and BOE

21 April 2021
Samsung will remain the majority OLED supplier for the next batch of iPhones.

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Apple's Display Needs:

Samsung - OLEDs
LG - miniLED (and future microLED/Synthetic-OLED)
BOE - LCD-IPS

  • AnonD-966113

Vonikhsat S Metra, 21 Apr 2021"Diversify" More like force one vendor to offe... moreY'all act like u never did something like that😂

  • Anonymous

eddy-, 21 Apr 2021Why do you think Samsung's supply will be reduced? To... moreThey use 2 or 3 different suppliers so they can get better prices for the screens Apple has always done this. But there is a reason why Samsung are making the majority, Samsung is the King Of Displays despite what haters say

  • Replicant

Anonymous, 21 Apr 2021The LG panels were inferior to Samsung on the iPhone 12 pro... moreThank God We don't have issues like this in the Android world.
These guys can keep saying fragmentation all they want, but the fragmentation like diversity is our strength.
I wasn't worried when buying my Find X3 pro as to which company panel I'll get... never had to deal with display issues arising out of panels being from different manufacturers on the same phone

Anonymous, 21 Apr 2021LG panels are terrible, Samsung and BOE make better ones so... moreSony XZ 3 had best screen of the year, manufactured by LG.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 21 Apr 2021My guess would be that they'll have them sorted per ve... moreThey already used different panels on same model last year which is why there were so many issues with the pro Max model.

Last year reports were the same but BOE was discarded because it couldn't meet apple's quality requirements.

"Diversify"

More like force one vendor to offer a better deal now that the second vendor ostensibly offers these panels as well.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 21 Apr 2021BOE is a quite big display (panel) manufacturer. They are O... moreBOE has done serious investments in MicroLED Tech asking with Samsung,TCL and Sony are huge investors

Haven't heard from LG regarding MicroLED

  • Anonymous

beep bop boop, 21 Apr 2021Wait i thought Apple bought their displays from Samsung and... moreBOE is a quite big display (panel) manufacturer. They are OEM manufacturer, supplying other brands with their panels. I don't think they have their own product lines.

  • Anonymous

beep bop boop, 21 Apr 2021Wait i thought Apple bought their displays from Samsung and... moreThe main apple display supplier

  • Tim Cook

I wonder if this will mean cheaper iPhones?

Wait i thought Apple bought their displays from Samsung and LG. who is BOE?

  • Anonymous

Jerry101923, 21 Apr 2021How to know exactly which iPhone has which display provider... moreMy guess would be that they'll have them sorted per vendor on single model. For example they'll source LG displays for the SE and vanilla models, BOE for Pro and Samsung for Pro Max. Or something along those lines. I don't think they can afford to use different ones within same model because even if they are the same on paper, sooner or later something would indicate inferiority or superiority of one and that would suck for owners of particular model range to get that inferior display even though they bought the same model as everyone else.

  • Anonymous

eddy-, 21 Apr 2021Why do you think Samsung's supply will be reduced? To... moreThe LG panels were inferior to Samsung on the iPhone 12 pro Max.
Take your Samsung hatred elsewhere

  • Anonymous

They'll be having issues just like the Pixel phones made with LG displays.

Anonymous, 21 Apr 2021They've been saying that for years but still go back t... morethey never said they will stop buying from sammy, even this article didn't say they will stop, it just says they will get more quantity from other companies, presumably sammy can't make enough for them, so sammy is still and most likely will always be their number one provider.

Why do you think Samsung's supply will be reduced?
To reduce profit for them?

Also, Samsung being the primary supplier isn't an indication of quality...it could be to reduce cost (their panels aren't as good as LG's)

How to know exactly which iPhone has which display provider's display?

OLED is the best