Over 70% of Apple iPhone 14 devices use Samsung OLED

Yordan, 25 November 2022

Samsung Display is the dominant player in the OLED market, and one of the main reasons is Apple’s decision to use panels from the Korean maker for its iPhones.

According to a new report, Samsung is going to supply over 70% of the OLEDs for the iPhone 14 devices - this includes both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with their regular panels and the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with their LTPO displays.

Over 70% of Apple iPhone 14 devices use Samsung OLEDiPhone 14 Pro Max (left) and iPhone 14 Pro

The Korean news outlet TheElec revealed Apple is planning to manufacture 120 million units of its latest main series. Of them, at least 80 million will have a Samsung panel, 20+ million will use a screen from LG Display, and about 6 million, is for BOE - the biggest Chinese maker of such panels. The supplier for the remaining units is yet to be determined.

The report also revealed that Samsung and LG Display are providing panels for all four iPhone 14 versions, while BOE is manufacturing only 6.1” LTPS OLEDs for the vanilla iPhone 14.

Over 70% of Apple iPhone 14 devices use Samsung OLED

Out of the 80 million units, Samsung Display expects over 60 million of them to be for the Pro models as these are the versions that are performing better than expected. LG Display is reportedly facing problems in the production line, allowing its fellow Korean manufacturer to get an even bigger share.

Looking at BOE, the unimpressive sales of iPhone 14 might be a headache but the bigger issue is Apple reconsidering its contract after the Chinese manufacturer altered the circuit design without talking with Cupertino.



Reader comments

  • Hybe
  • 01 Jun 2023
  • IbG

Apple Sets the specifications of how they want the display to be "letina display" is just a name they placed on it. Apple has no capability to manufacture the displays themselves so they goto manufacturer such as Samsung to make it for them...

  • User12
  • 14 Feb 2023
  • dQN

But apple is not using samsung screens! Apple is using their super retina display with motion plus technology.....

  • Anonymous
  • 13 Dec 2022
  • XVx

Samsung has the monopoly in OLED displays bc they make the best displays. Any other brand besides LG that makes OLED panels is a cheap Chinese brand Apple isn't a display maker so instead of trying to make displays from scratch it's mo...

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