Samsung is the largest supplier of OLED displays for the Apple iPhone 14 series, beating out other suppliers such as LG and BOE by a huge margin, according to a new report. The Korean company reportedly supplied more than 70 percent of the OLED displays used by Apple in the iPhone 14 series, with its panels used in all four iPhone 14 devices released in 2022. In comparison, LG and China-based BOE received fewer orders for OLED displays from Apple and their panels are only used on one or two models.
The report comes from a Korean site Elec, which states that of the more than 120 million OLED displays ordered by Apple for the iPhone 14 series, around 80 million are expected to be supplied by Samsung alone. LG and BOE are said to be shipping around 20 million and 6 million displays, respectively, due to issues such as manufacturing issues and lower-than-expected demand for the base iPhone 14 variant.
Apple launched four iPhone 14 series models this year, with Samsung supplying OLED displays for all four. LG is said to supply displays only for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max variants, while BOE only supplies displays for the iPhone 14.
About 60 million of Samsung’s total of 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 faces fewer problems and bottlenecks in terms of production and supply compared to rival companies like LG. Apple may also bring OLED displays to the next-generation iPhone SE, which until now has been presented as an affordable option and has relied on cheaper LCD displays to keep the price down.