Samsung Begins Mass Producing OLED Displays for iPhone 15

Apple's main OLED supplier Samsung has received mass production approval for the displays for all four models in Apple's iPhone 15 series, which are expected to be released in September.

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Korean-language based The Elec reports that Samsung Display was granted approval on August 1, ahead of rivals LG Display and BOE. LG Display, which is supplying OLED panels for both iPhone 15 Pro models, has received conditional approval for the smaller iPhone 15 Pro, with formal approval for the iPhone 15 Pro Max expected in a month or two. BOE, which is supplying OLED displays for the standard iPhone 15 and larger iPhone 15 Plus, is still awaiting conditional approval from Apple.

Rumors have suggested that the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max will have slimmer bezels than the iPhone 14 Pro models, and that this decrease in bezel size is creating manufacturing issues. LG Display in particular is said to have had setbacks in implementing the smaller bezels, and both LG and BOE have faced difficulties in adding cutouts for the Dynamic Island, with the latter supplier highly likely to miss shipments for the rest of the year as a result. BOE has subsequently had to hand over initial OLED shipments to Samsung, which is now expected to achieve higher shipments in 2023 than previously expected.

Although LG Display did not receive mass production approval in time, industry observers have suggested LG's losses may be limited due to other production disruptions that have occurred on the camera module supply side. Image sensors for the iPhone 15 series are being mainly supplied by Sony, while the folded zoom components for the Periscope lens on the Pro Max model are coming from LG Innotek. However, the production yield of both components is said to have fallen below expectations.

According to the report, Apple is likely to be prioritizing production of the 6.1-inch Pro model over the 6.7-inch Pro Max, which is currently experiencing the most production disruption, in order to guarantee a 50-60% supply of Pro models this year. Despite the disruptions, a report from The Information suggests Apple will still release all iPhone 15 models in September as expected, although there could be a limited number of iPhone 15 Pro Max devices available in the first weeks after launch.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
8 weeks ago
My Favorite month, September is right around the corner. ?

I love reports like this. I'm very excited I'll be ordering a new iPhone 15 Pro Max next month! I expect official leaks from the assembly plant this month. ?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Greenmeenie Avatar
8 weeks ago
Whatever happened to LiquidMetal? The experimental amorphous alloy technology that Apple bought? It was a metal that acted like a glass but didn’t shatter or scratch. It also melded with metal seamlessly creating perfectly curved shapes with no edges.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Paul6s Avatar
8 weeks ago

My Favorite month, September is right around the corner. ?

I love reports like this. I'm very excited I'll be ordering a new iPhone 15 Pro Max next month! I expect official leaks from the assembly plant this month. ?
Yup we share the same brain wave lol! This month we get leaks, possible pictures of the retail boxes, and leaked pics of the official cases with the actual names of the new iPhones. Best of all we will get the iPhone Keynote invite at the end of the month!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
8 weeks ago

Your X won't last forever so in the end Apple or some other manufacturer will be withdrawing money from your account...
Of course I know that, but I have one more year of security updates for iOS 16 and then I will upgrade to the iPhone 16 Pro Max. I’m squeezing every penny out of it. Besides, it’s doing everything I need right now.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jamezr Avatar
8 weeks ago

My Favorite month, September is right around the corner. ?

I love reports like this. I'm very excited I'll be ordering a new iPhone 15 Pro Max next month! I expect official leaks from the assembly plant this month. ?
yep!!! I take a vacation day every year on iPhone release day. My family laughs about it every year! I have had every iPhone since day one....
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kiranmk2 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Sounds like the Pro Max is going to be in short supply this year, even with the rumoured higher price.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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