LG Display starts supplying LTPO OLED screens for Apple's iPhone 14 Pro Max

Apple has begun to allow LG Display to supply OLED panels for the iPhone 14 Pro models, together with existing supplier Samsung Display. For the launch of the iPhone 14 series, the OLED panels of the Pro models were initially only provided by Samsung Display. However, Apple appears to have brought in another supplier for the high-end models.

Apple's long-term partner LG Display is thought to be joining the supply chain for the iPhone 14 Pro series, offering LPTO TFT-type OLED panels. According to ETNews, LG Display began supplying iPhone 14 Pro Max panels at the end of October.

LG Display, which was supposed to be part of the supply chain for the Pro models, was said to have been thwarted by initial production delays but has now been approved by Apple.

This is the first time LG Display has supplied LTPO OLEDs to Apple products, although the technology was first introduced in the iPhone 13 Pro. The production process is difficult and the punch-hole display is complex, raising the bar for LG Display to meet Apple's standards.

For the past two years, Samsung Display has supplied Apple with LTPO OLEDs for the mobile sector, and its display technology is fairly stable. With the addition of LG Display, Samsung Display will supply fewer panels to Apple.

With the supplier change, LG Display will supply screens for two iPhones, the iPhone 14 Standard and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Samsung Display will supply screens for all four iPhone 14 series phones, while BOE will continue to supply iPhone 14 screens.

LG Display isn't just supplying iPhone 14 Pro models. LG is also reportedly working on folding screens for future iPhones, microOLED displays for Apple's AR headsets, and is also trying to enter the OLED iPad supply chain.

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