According to information from the Korean media ETNewsApple would have ordered 80 million Oled tiles from Samsung for its future range of iPhone 14.
It was in 2017 that Samsung provided the screen for the first iPhone equipped with Oled technology, the iPhone X. Since then, the two telephony giants have continued their collaboration around Apple’s flagship product. This year, the iPhone 14 will be entitled to these famous screens. Indeed, according to information fromETNewsApple would have ordered at least 80 million OLED screens from Samsung.
No less than four types of iPhone would be planned for the start of the school year. And according to ETNews, the distribution of screen products by Samsung would be almost equal between the so-called classic models (iPhone 14 and 14 Max) and the so-called high-end models (iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max). Thus, of the 80 million Oled tiles ordered, 37.8 million would be reserved for the iPhone 14 and 14 Max.
We also learn that the American firm would have ordered two types of Oled panels from Samsung. Oled LTPS-TFT technology should be used for classic models, while high-end models would be entitled to Oled LTPO-TFT technology. The latter requires the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max to benefit from an adaptive display frequency ranging from 1 to 120 Hz and an Always-on display for the lock screen (new iOS 16). LTPO-TFT technology offers, in fact, better energy efficiency.
However, this order from Samsung would only constitute a part of the future production of iPhone 14. According to data from the Counterpoint Research Institute, more than 230 million iPhones were shipped between the second quarter of 2021 and the first quarter. 2022. Even if this data takes into account older iPhone models, sales of the future iPhone 14 could cross the 80 million unit mark.
Thus, we can quite think that Apple will reorder from the Korean supplier or that the apple firm will see the side of the Chinese BOE, which could take on the role of the alternative supplier of Oled panels.