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Apple Developing Thinner OLED Panels Potentially for Foldable Displays

Tuesday May 10, 2022 2:08 am PDT by
Apple has started developing thinner OLED panels that could be used for foldable displays in the future, a new report out of Korea suggests. According to The Elec, Apple is developing OLED panels without polarizers, which are typically included to allow only lights in certain directions to pass through, thereby improving the visibility of the display. One drawback of polarizer films is...
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Apple Reportedly Finds Periscope Telephoto Lens Supplier for 2023 iPhones

Thursday April 14, 2022 2:35 am PDT by
Apple is believed to have struck a deal with a new supplier of telephoto lens components for a periscope camera system in future iPhones, reports The Elec. On Wednesday, South Korean firm Jahwa Electronics said it plans to spend 191 billion won ($155 million) on building plants to produce new optical image stabilization (OIS) actuators. According to an earlier report by The Elec, Apple...
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Apple Suppliers Preparing for First OLED iPad in 2024, Followed by OLED MacBook

Thursday April 7, 2022 3:09 am PDT by
China's BOE Technology is preparing to supply Apple with OLED displays for future iPad and MacBook models, The Elec reports. In preparation for Apple's supply requirements, BOE will build a Gen 8.6 OLED display panel production line at its B16 factory in Sichuan Province, China, according to The Elec. The new production line will reportedly open toward the end of 2024. The company plans to...
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Apple Collaborating With LG to Develop iPads and MacBooks With Foldable OLED Displays and Ultra-Thin Cover Glass

Friday April 1, 2022 3:29 am PDT by
Apple is collaborating with LG to develop a foldable OLED display panel with ultra-thin cover glass for future iPad and MacBook models, according to a report from The Elec. The report explains that LG Display will supply 17-inch foldable 4K OLED panels to HP this year, destined for an in-folding notebook with an 11-inch display when closed. LG Display has growing expertise in foldable OLED...
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iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Feature Under-Screen Face ID System From Samsung

Tuesday March 22, 2022 7:38 pm PDT by
Samsung Display is developing new under-panel camera technology that Apple plans to use to hide Face ID under the display on next year's tentatively named "iPhone 15 Pro" models, according to sources cited by Korean website The Elec. While rumors suggest that this year's "iPhone 14 Pro" models will feature both a "hole-punch" and a pill-shaped cutout for the front camera and Face ID...
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LG Working to Bring OLED Displays to Future iPad and MacBook Models

Friday March 18, 2022 4:30 am PDT by
LG is working to supply Apple with OLED display panels for two iPad models before providing larger panels for the company's first OLED MacBook around 2025, The Elec reports. LG Display is reportedly aiming to supply Apple with Gen 8.5 OLED panels for Apple's first OLED MacBook. The device is said to be scheduled to launch "around 2025." LG has been evaluating the deposition process to...
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LG Preparing Production Lines for iPad OLED Display Panels

Tuesday February 8, 2022 4:41 am PST by
iPad models with OLED displays appear to be ebbing closer to production, as LG Display is preparing equipment at its facilities to make OLED panels specifically for future iPads, The Elec reports. The company is purportedly making significant adjustments to its production lines to be able to supply Apple with OLED display panels for future ‌iPad‌ models. According to the report, this is...
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China-Based BOE Rumored to Supply Displays for iPhone 15 Pro in 2023

Monday January 24, 2022 12:57 am PST by
China-based display maker BOE will supply Apple with OLED LTPO displays for the higher-end models of the iPhone 15 lineup in 2023, according to a new report from The Elec. Following unsuccessful attempts by the Chinese maker in 2020 to supply displays for the iPhone 12 series, BOE joined Apple's list of display makers to produce panels for the baseline 6.1-inch iPhone 13 earlier this year....
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Apple Could Release OLED iPad With Samsung Display Panel in 2024

Monday January 10, 2022 5:28 pm PST by
Apple might release an iPad with an OLED display provided by Samsung in 2024, according to a report from The Elec. Samsung is developing the necessary equipment to create the OLED panels that Apple wants for its iPads, but Apple will need to make a big enough order to make the project financially viable. The Elec says that Apple and Samsung were working together to create a 10.86-inch OLED...
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BOE to Manufacture Up to 15-Inch OLED Displays Aimed for Future iPads

Sunday January 9, 2022 4:23 pm PST by
Apple supplier BOE recently converted one of its factories in China in order to manufacture larger OLED displays for devices beyond smartphones, including tablets and computers, according to Korean website The Elec. The report claims that BOE is likely aiming to supply OLED displays for future iPads, after becoming a supplier of iPhone 13 displays last year. The repurposed factory will be...
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iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max Hole-Punch Displays to Be Supplied By LG and Samsung

Thursday December 23, 2021 1:58 am PST by
Next year's iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max will feature hole-punched LTPO OLED display panels supplied by Samsung and LG, according to Korean site The Elec. Rumors that the 2022 iPhone models won't have a notch started in March of this year, when Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said they will instead adopt a hole-punch design, a design that Android devices have used for a few years now....
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OLED 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Rumored to Feature Brighter, More Durable Display

Wednesday October 6, 2021 6:47 am PDT by
LG Display has begun developing an OLED panel for a 12.9-inch iPad model that features improved brightness, longevity, and durability, according to The Elec. The Elec recently reported that Apple is preparing to release two new iPad Pro models with low-power LTPO OLED displays in 2023 or 2024. The new models could feature improved ProMotion with a wider range of refresh rates. Further to...
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iPad Pro Could Adopt OLED Display With ProMotion Down to 10Hz in 2023 or 2024

Tuesday October 5, 2021 6:37 am PDT by
Apple is planning two new iPad Pro models with low-power LTPO OLED displays for release in 2023 or 2024, according to Korean website The Elec. The report claims that one of the new models will likely have a 12.9-inch display. While the iPad Pro has featured ProMotion since 2017, the device supports a smaller range of refresh rates between 24Hz and 120Hz. Following in the footsteps of the...
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At Least One iPhone 14 Model Will Reportedly Still Lack 120Hz ProMotion Display

Friday September 17, 2021 8:57 am PDT by
Apple is planning to use an LTPS OLED display for at least one of the four models planned for the iPhone 14 series next year, according to Korean website The Elec, meaning that at least one iPhone 14 model would still have a 60Hz display. The report lines up with information previously shared by display industry consultant Ross Young, who accurately claimed that the new iPad mini would...
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Apple VR Headset May Feature High Resolution Micro OLED Display With 3,000ppi

Tuesday September 14, 2021 5:07 am PDT by
Apple's rumored virtual reality (VR) headset may feature a high resolution micro OLED display with up to 3,000 pixels-per-inch, according to Korea's The Elec. Apple has reportedly requested a sample of a display component called a fine metal mask (FMM) from the South Korean company APS Holdings. Apple has specifically requested samples of an FMM that can deliver 3,000ppi high-resolution...
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Apple Reportedly Using New Method to Assemble iPhone Cameras in Effort to Save Costs

Thursday August 12, 2021 12:59 am PDT by
Apple is reportedly changing up the way it produces camera modules for its iPhone, now opting to individually produce each of the camera lenses separately, rather than procure them together and have them pre-assembled, according to a report from The Elec. The report notes that up to last year, Apple's ‌iPhone‌ camera lenses were produced by its suppliers LG InnoTek, Sharp, and O'Film. The...
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Samsung Display Preparing OLED Orders for 2022 MacBook Pro Models

Tuesday August 10, 2021 3:21 am PDT by
Apple display supplier Samsung is in the early stages of preparing its production line for OLED displays that are expected to be used in future models of the MacBook Pro, according to new information shared today by The Elec. The report says that Samsung Display has begun early development of a new production process for OLED displays. This new production capacity will be used by Apple for...
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All iPhone 14 Models May Feature 120Hz ProMotion Displays

Tuesday July 6, 2021 6:41 am PDT by
Apple could offer its ProMotion display technology, which allows for a higher 120Hz refresh rate, across all models of the 2022 iPhone lineup after it's expected to debut the technology in the ‌iPhone‌ for the first time later this year. It's been widely reported that Apple plans to include a 120Hz refresh rate in this year's iPhone 13 lineup, but exclusive to only the high-end iPhone 13 Pro ...
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Report: Apple to Release 5th-Gen iPad Air With OLED Display Next Year

Wednesday June 30, 2021 3:43 am PDT by
Apple plans to release a 10.8-inch iPad with an OLED display next year, followed by the company's second ‌iPad‌ with an OLED display in 2023, according to a new report from The Elec. The Elec, which has a mixed track record on reporting on Apple's plans, claims that the ‌iPad‌ being planned for release next year will feature a 10.8-inch screen size, likely hinting it may be the 5th...