Samsung Electronics’ panel manufacturer Samsung Display and LG Group’s LCD panel manufacturer LG Display (LGD) have confirmed that they will offer the OLED display for the iPhone 13. However, BOE, which entered the iPhone OLED panel supply chain for the first time last year, has not yet received supply approval.
Previously it was reported that Apple is expected to purchase 169 million OLED panels this year, of which Samsung will provide 110 million for Apple, while LG Display and BOE will provide 50 million and 9 million OLED panels, respectively.
However, the latest reports show that BOE has not yet been approved. It is reported that BOE began supplying OLED panels to the iPhone 12 in December last year.
According to previous forecasts, the new iPhone 13 series models (also known as the iPhone 12s series) that will be launched in September this year still include iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The latest report claims that two high-end Pro models (iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max) will exclusively use Samsung’s 120Hz LTPO OLED panel, which can achieve a variable 120Hz refresh rate without affecting battery performance.
The latest report from South Korea shows that Samsung Display, a panel manufacturer under Samsung Electronics, will supply 110 million OLED screens to Apple this year for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13 to be launched in the second half of the year.
Samsung Display is one of the world’s largest suppliers of OLED panels and has a dominant position in the small and medium-sized OLED panel market. Apple’s iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone X all use the company’s OLED panels.