Samsung is the largest supplier of OLED displays for the Apple iPhone 14 series, beating other vendors such as LG and BOE by a huge margin, according to a new report. The Korean company is said to supply more than 70% of the OLED displays used by Apple in the iPhone 14 series, with its panels being used in all four iPhone 14 devices launched in 2022. In comparison, LG and China-based BOE have received fewer orders from Apple’s OLED screens and only use their panels on one or two models.
The report comes from Korean site The Elec, which says that of the more than 120 million OLED displays Apple has ordered for the iPhone 14 series, around 80 million are expected to be shipped by Samsung alone. LG and BOE are said to ship around 20 million and 6 million screens respectively, due to issues including production issues and lower than expected demand for the base iPhone 14 variant.
Apple launched four iPhone 14 series models this year, with Samsung providing OLED displays for all four. LG would provide screens only for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max variants, while BOE would only provide screens for the iPhone 14.
About 60 million of Samsung’s 80 million OLED displays will be used in the iPhone 14 Pro (Review) and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Samsung has long been Apple’s preferred supplier of OLED displays for its iPhone series. The company encountered fewer problems and bottlenecks in production and supply, unlike competing companies such as LG. Apple could also bring OLED screens to the next-gen iPhone SE, which has so far been touted as an affordable option and has relied on cheaper LCD screens to help keep the price down.