Recently, it was reported that Foxconn’s Sharp will increase the output of OLED display panels, and strive to become the OLED display supplier of the upcoming iPhone. Though there has been no certain source, this rumor could become reality.
Earlier some media reports said that Apple plans to pack all models of the iPhone produced in 2020 with the OLED displays. Currently, Apple is offering the iPhones with both an LCD display and an OLED display. As OLED displays are gaining more and more popularity, it is said that many panel manufacturers will increase the production of OLED panels.
Also, the same report said that big Chinese panel makers such as BOE and Tianma Microelectronics are considering to increase the production of OLED panels. But they are not the only companies that are making more OLED panels. Among the others, we can mention Lianhe Technology, Qijing Optoelectronics, Shan State Technology, and Nanmao Technology. These may sound unfamiliar to the most smartphone users, but they are the main display panel makers for many well-known phone manufacturers.
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However, not all of these vendors are interested in supplying OLED displays to Apple. In this context, Sharp is the only company to be interested in supplying OLED displays to the Cupertino-based company. But there is no doubt that the adoption of such panels by Samsung and Apple has prompted other smartphone manufacturers to configure OLED displays for their devices.
Currently, Apple’s iPhone OLED display is mainly supplied by Samsung Display. Some media reports said Apple also purchased some OLED displays from LG Display. If Apple continues to increase the number of iPhones with OLED displays, past experience suggests that Apple may be looking for multiple vendors.