Apple Adds New Supplier for iPhone 14 Pro Displays Alongside Samsung
LG has started supplying Apple with OLED displays for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, according to Korea's ETNews. It's unclear how many orders LG will split with Samsung, which was the exclusive supplier of the displays for these devices until now.
The supplier diversification reduces risk and will likely allow Apple to negotiate lower costs in the future, as LG and Samsung compete for orders.
It's unclear when iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models with LG displays will start being shipped by Apple, but it's unlikely that customers will be able to notice a difference between models with LG and Samsung displays. Apple has routinely relied on multiple suppliers for some other iPhone components, ranging from storage to batteries.
iPhone 14 Pro displays use low-power LTPO technology for ProMotion, enabling a variable refresh rate between 10Hz and 120Hz. The display can also ramp down to an ultra-low-power 1Hz when in an optional always-on display mode.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus displays are reportedly supplied by Samsung and China's BOE.
Top Rated Comments
My first 12 mini and 12 Pro had displays made by Samsung but had a very severe issue with being unable to display blacks in photos and videos when viewed in a dark room. I got shades of gray green instead. The problem with this is I was watching a night scene in a movie. The setting was supposed to be rural but the background looked like a large city. There was no such background. The “city” was splotches where shades of night sky was supposed to be.
I should have returned both phones but I thought it was a software problem that would be fixed in an update. It wasn’t. I did eventually trade both phones in. I did get a flawless 12 mini as a Mother’s Day gift and I still have that one.
Also, I’ve personally owned as well as seen many Samsung phone displays afflicted with a pink splotch problem. Samsung makes fine displays for phones but they’re not without problems, themselves.
So lesson learned, judge the results before your eyes rather than relying solely on brand reputations that may not hold up in actual practice.