Samsung and LG have started producing OLED panels for the iPhone 13, as Samsung is said to be making ProMotion screens with a refresh rate of 120 Hz for the Pro models.
Ahead of the launch of new iPhone models in the fall, Apple’s supply chain members are ramping up production in order to meet expected high levels of orders over the next few months.
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The two companies began production earlier last year at Apple’s request.
Samsung and LG are returning as producers of displays for the iPhone 13, and the two companies have begun producing the necessary OLED panels.
The timing comes about one month ahead of Apple’s production schedules for the iPhone 12, although schedules were delayed at that time due to the Corona virus pandemic.
explain Reports That Samsung began producing OLED panels for use in the iPhone 13 in the middle of the month. While LG began manufacturing components later in the month.
Samsung is believed to be about a week ahead of LG in the deposition process of organic matter. While for the unit termination process, Samsung appears to be 10 days ahead of LG.
Samsung is said to be the sole supplier of LPTO screens to Apple. LPTO monitors are rumored to support 120Hz refresh rates for use in Pro models, enabling the long-popular ProMotion feature.
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For other models, Apple continues to use LG’s TFT OLED panels.
LG makes the OLED screens used in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. While Samsung produces iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max screens.
Samsung expects to deliver between 120 million and 130 million units of OLED panels for Apple this year. Including iPhone 12 series and other old models.
While LG aims to provide 30 million units of iPhone 13 phones, with a total of 50 million units for the year.
Reports on May 26 indicated that TSMC has started production of the system on the SoC chip that will be used in the next iPhone lineup, codenamed A15.
Other rumors about the iPhone 13 include claims that it is slightly thicker than previous models with a smaller front TrueDepth camera bump, and a larger bumper for the rear camera.
Moving iPhones to LTPO allows them to offer refresh rates of 120Hz without significantly impacting battery life.
ProMotion has been a feature of the iPad Pro lineup since 2017, but not the iPhone because of the OLED technology.
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And Apple failed to fully capitalize on the popularity of the iPhone 12 early on. It had difficulty securing primary stock to meet higher than expected demand.
The company is now trying to avoid the same situation for this year’s devices by securing components, such as OLED panels, earlier.
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