Samsung Expected to Provide Nearly 80% of OLED Displays for iPhone 12 Lineup [Updated]

Despite Apple's focus on diversifying its suppliers for various components in its products, Samsung Display is expected to still provide nearly 80 percent of the OLED displays used in this year's "iPhone 12" lineup, according to a preview of a DigiTimes report that will be published in full tomorrow.

Samsung Display has obtained nearly 80% of the overall panel orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone series tentatively dubbed ‌iPhone 12‌ slated for launch later this year, according to industry sources. LG Display and BOE are other panel suppliers for the upcoming iPhones.

Samsung was the exclusive display supplier for Apple's first OLED ‌iPhone‌, the ‌iPhone‌ X back in 2017. LG came on board the following year as a second supplier, and BOE is now reportedly entering Apple's supply chain for the 2020 phones as Apple goes all-OLED in its flagship lineup for the first time.

Apple is widely rumored to be launching four new ‌iPhone‌ models in the usual September or October timeframe, although supply constraints and delays in production ramp-up may lead to a somewhat staggered release as we've seen in recent years.

Of the four new models coming this year, rumors have indicated that Samsung will supply the displays for three models: the 5.4-inch entry-level ‌iPhone 12‌ and 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch "‌iPhone 12‌ Pro" models. The fourth new model, a 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ with similar specs to the entry-level model, is where BOE and LG are said to be supplying displays.

Update May 27: The full report is now available, with DigiTimes repeating many of the display specs that have previously been rumored. Samsung is reportedly planning to ship 30-35 million displays for the 5.4-inch model and 15-20 million displays for each of the high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models.

As previous sources have indicated, LG Display and BOE are expected to split the display supplies for the low-end 6.1-inch model, with LG supplying the vast majority with 18-23 million panels while BOE provides just two million.

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17 weeks ago


All you are showing is that Apple is incapable of manufacturing a key part of its phones. Not such a funny situation.

Apple is not a manufacturing company, they are a design company and do not own any large scale manufacturing facilities. Their manufacturing requirements are outsourced.

It's not that "it's not a funny situation"...it's Apples' business model.
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17 weeks ago
Funny how so many Apple lovers put down Samsung etc. but it seems Samsung is a key ingredient to Apple phones.
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17 weeks ago


Funny how so many Apple lovers put down Samsung etc. but it seems Samsung is a key ingredient to Apple phones.

Samsung currently produces or has produced in the past the following iPhone parts: displays, RAM, SSD storage, camera sensor, camera components, CPU chips, antennas... pretty much what makes a smartphone.


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On another topic, Apple's online services relies on protocols and servers from other companies, one of them ultra evil Amazon... honestly fanboys can be blind to the point of being ridiculous. All of these are tech companies, they compete on many grounds and collaborate on others (USB C development, HTML 5, etc.).

Some people condemn Qualcomm for charging royalties on technologies THEY developed and actively improve, while praise Apple for charging royalties on the proprietary Lightning cables that break easily, use USB protocols developed 20 years ago and randomly display "accessory not supported" even though you paid a good penny for them.
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17 weeks ago


Funny how so many Apple lovers put down Samsung etc. but it seems Samsung is a key ingredient to Apple phones.

Others have probably said this, but Apple designs the display, Samsung just manufactures it
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17 weeks ago


Funny how so many Apple lovers put down Samsung etc. but it seems Samsung is a key ingredient to Apple phones.

This is just a ? comment.

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17 weeks ago
I wonder what the PWM frequency will be.
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