Apple and Samsung side by side again for the futuristic iPhone 14

Samsung will supply at least 80 million OLED panels to Apple for the iPhone 14. This gives us a first idea of ​​the production volumes of the device.

As for its iPhone 14 screen, it seems that Apple is returning to Korean Samsung // Source: MacRumors

As often, the Korean specialized press tells us about the production of OLED screens for future iPhones. This week, the ETNews site Interesting reports make it possible to estimate the production volumes for the day after the iPhone 14 this time. of its next devices, with production and delivery slated to begin in the third quarter of 2022… in other words, soon.

In total, Apple will prepare four iPhone 14 models: two classic and two high-end. The iPhone 14 and 14 Pro will be limited to a diagonal of 6.1 inches, against 6.7 inches for the iPhone 14 Max (or “Plus” according to sources) and 14 Pro Max. The screen sizes used by Apple are already part of the current iPhone 13 lineup.

Two different types of OLED panels per model?

According to information from ETNews, 38.17 million OLED panels will be reserved for the iPhone 14 and 14 Max. It would therefore seem that Apple distributes its OLED panels more or less equally between classic and high-end models. On the other hand, we have learned that the company will order two different types of OLED panels from Samsung Display. The OLED LTPS-TFT and LTPO-TFT technologies will be used for the iPhone 14, it is currently unknown which models will use which technology. According to previous rumors, the LTPO . However, it will be installed on the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max to allow, this year, a display frequency of 1 to 120 Hz and display the “Always On” lock screen… recently revamped with iOS 16.

Note that the 80 million OLED panels from Samsung will ultimately only be part of Apple’s orders for its iPhone 14. The company will already be considering making Chinese BOE the supplier of accessories for OLED panels… with the key to additional orders, perhaps in addition to the production volume already offered by Samsung.

Also remember, according to data from the Counterpoint Research Institute. Between the second quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, Apple shipped over 237 million smartphones. If this number also takes into account the older generation of iPhone as well as the iPhone SE, it greatly exceeds the 80 million screens ordered for the future iPhone 14. It could therefore be a first order of Apple to Samsung, unless the American company is often equipped with several suppliers.

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