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Report: LG and Samsung to supply Apple with OLED screens for the iPhone

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Report: LG and Samsung to supply Apple with OLED screens for the iPhone
According to a report published today in Korea, LG and Samsung's display units are about to sign an agreement with Apple to provide the iPhone manufacturer with OLED screens. Both already are responsible for the OLED displays used on the Apple Watch, although LG could end up as the sole supplier of the screen for the sequel to the timepiece expected out next year.

LG will repurpose existing production lines to produce its share of the OLED iPhone displays, which saves it money. The company will be employing a sixth generation production technique that has yet to be tested. As a result, yields are unknown. Speculation has Samsung receiving 30% fewer orders for the OLED glass than LG receives. Those familiar with the talks say that Apple drove a hard bargain, getting Samsung to agree to a single-digit margin for its OLED screens.

According to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a remarkable track record with his Apple forecasts, the first AMOLED screened iPhone will roll off the assembly line in 2019. The analyst says that Apple's partners have just made new investments in LCD screens, money that they would not have spent if Apple was about to switch from LCD to OLED before 2019. Other analysts see Apple making the switch in 2018.

LG's flexible OLED screen

LG's flexible OLED screen


source: ETNews (translated) via AppleInsider

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posted on 30 Dec 2015, 01:23

1. hanabi (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)


Lg>>samsung in oled

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 01:26 12

2. ibend (Posts: 3195; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


but super amoled still rule em all..

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 01:36 22

3. BattleBrat (Posts: 1431; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


No, LG rules nothing. Sammys phones are the ones acclaimed as having the best phone screens, not LG.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 05:44

17. chenski (Posts: 331; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Amoled and lcd are apples and oranges, samsung doesnt rule either

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:03 2

18. sgodsell (Posts: 3069; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


The real truth is the stupid iPhone Zealot's can't go around now with their lies and crap saying that LCD is better. When AMOLED has been superior for years.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 11:13

27. BattleBrat (Posts: 1431; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Samsung has some of the most advanced AMOLED screens in the world

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 02:51

8. ph00ny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 26 May 2011)


In what example?

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:27

23. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No it is not. It was proven with the Note vs the LG G3/G4. DisplayMate rate the Samsung OLED display as better. It was brighter, it has better natural color reproduction as it is the ONLY display that is closer to the 7500 Kelvin. Look it up if you dont know what it means.

Also the Samsung display was better at power usage. Where the LG phones lost considerably more power at the same QHD resolution.

Those are "FACTS" not fanboi rubbish.

Even Samsung's Tv's are better than LG's. My first smart TV was from LG. It is a piece of crap compared to my new Samsung.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 14:22

29. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Techie!! The accuracy reference in 6500K not 7500K!!!
Note 4's SAMOLED is closest at 6550K, LG G3 IPS LCD is at 7100K.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 14:23

30. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Techie!! The accuracy reference in 6500K not 7500K!!!
Note 4's SAMOLED is closest at 6650K, LG G3 IPS LCD is at 7100K.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 14:52

31. chenski (Posts: 331; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


If memory serves me right displaymate only ever reviewed Samsung and apple... i would take them with a grain of salt, just like with dxo for cameras

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 17:17

32. ph00ny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 26 May 2011)


That's not true. They also reviewed HTC and motorola devices too.
Also did a few surface and amazon kindle tablet display comparisons too.

Here is a good example of one

http://www.displaymate.com/Smartphone_ShootOut_3.htm

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 01:44 7

4. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


The sheep loves their lcd screen, though. It's the best and they will not buy an inferior amoled screen.lol

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 01:51

5. Iodine (Posts: 1284; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


If they improve on their Retina display tech, why not ?

Apple Watch got a very nice Retina display to begin with and it's only going to look better on a bigger canvas.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 02:11 7

7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3634; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


All Retina is is a marketing term to mean a sharper screen, something they had an advantage over other smartphones when it was introduced. It boils down to the pixel density of the screen, which at that time was around 326ppi. At normal viewing distance, the human eye is unable to discern individual pixels, giving it a sharp appearance. Since then screen tech has well surpassed that with some screens getting into the 500+ppi range. The Xperia Z5 Premium has a pixel density of 806ppi, which IIRC is currently the highest in a mobile device. The iPhone 6s Plus for example has a pixel density of 401ppi. So the tech is already available on the market in both LCD and AMOLED displays, they just need to implement it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retina_Display

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:36 2

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The fact is though, 326PPI isn't the actual limit. It is a much higher number as Cult of Mac explained many times that all Steve Jobs did was lie and people bought into it like a bunch of idiots.

http://www.cultofmac.com/173702/why-retina-isnt-enough-feature/

Anyone who has never read this article from Cult of Mac who we all know are Apple Mac fanbois will tell you upfront that its all marketing BS.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 03:03 15

9. iushnt (Posts: 1484; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


It's funny when someone points retina display as the point of difference in Apple devices..

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 03:39 6

10. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Some iPhans brag about Retina without even understanding what the terme means!

SMH

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 04:04

13. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 312; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


I know...my brother, bless his heart, he does that :-(

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 04:39

14. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Haha! alright... bruh!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 09:33 1

24. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7913; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


"Retina Display" means nothing. It is a marketing term apple use to desribe the fact that the IPS displa they used at the time, which wasnt even an HD display but a High Density one, where so many pixels were packed into a square inch.

The fact is BRUH, Apple hasn't had the most densely packed display since 2011. Samsung took that prize since and no one has even beat them.

Look at their QHD displays in the S6 models and Note 5. 577 PIXEL PER INCH while the iPhone still only packs 400. What advantge does Retina Display have dude? NOTHING.

The fact you and Apple are still even using the term makes you both STUPID.

"Retina Display (marketed by Apple with a lowercase 'D' as Retina display) is a brand name used by Apple for screens that have a higher pixel density than their previous models.[1]

The goal of Retina Displays is to make the display of text and images extremely crisp, so pixels are not visible to the naked eye.[2] This allows displays to rival the smooth curves and sharpness of printed text and immediacy of photographic prints.[3][4][5]

These better quality displays have been gradually released over a number of years, and the term is now used for nearly all of Apple products containing a screen, including the Apple Watch, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Macbook, MacBook Pro, and iMac.[6] Apple uses slightly different versions of the term for these models, including Retina HD Display (iPhone 6 models), and Retina 5K Display, Retina HD Display or Retina 4K/5K Display (iMac).

Apple's Retina Displays are not an absolute standard but vary depending on the size of the display on the device, and how close the user would typically be viewing the screen. Where the user views the screen closer to them, as on smaller devices with smaller displays, they have higher PPI, while on larger devices with larger displays where the user views the screen further away, have a lower PPI. Later device versions have had additional improvement, either counted by an increase in the screen size (the iPhone 6 Plus) and/or by PPI (the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and iMac with Retina 4K/5K Display), thus Apple using the name "Retina HD Display" or "Retina 4K/5K Display".

The only difference in Retina display vs any display with high PPI, is the fact no one else tries to sell you something that doesn't exist. "Retina display" doesn't even exist. It is not a tangible object you can see or feel.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 02:03 3

6. apakalo1 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Nov 2015)


You keep copying Sammy. .It keeps copying you ..why dnt you guys merge into a single company.. isam...or sami. ..isung...or sungi. .whatever d hell you want to name ur new company.. .

Fanboys r fighting...companies making more n more profits... We r too idiots ..My Samsung, my iPhone, my Sony my oneplus. .brains in drains

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 03:41

11. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Fanboyism won't ever end!

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 22:40

34. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Because you're still here

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 08:48

22. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 243; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


Why won't they merge? Simple! Different Ideals.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 13:03

28. hakn5897 (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Dec 2015)


what's wrong with your keyboard? .... is f**king annoying.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 04:00

12. sachouba (Posts: 137; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


I imagine that now, AMOLED isn't overhyped oversaturated overpriced BS anymore.
It's the best tech in the wooorld !

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 04:42 3

15. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Don't mind Apple and it's fans.
They will now claim OLED to be the best, after badmouthing it in the past.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 06:21

19. HouTexan (Posts: 431; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Same way that did big screens. It's so hilarious.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 05:23

16. shield (Posts: 200; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


It is not long since wanted apple from Samsung money, and most importantly they are all the time in court and suing each other for copying and now wants Samsung to manufacture displays for Apple's I do not understand.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:48

20. sissy246 (Posts: 542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Icrap fans will also say apple invented it years ago but Samsung and LG stored it and then they will sue.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 07:49

21. sissy246 (Posts: 542; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Edit

Yeah they will also say apple invented it years ago but Samsung and LG stoled it and then they will sue.

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 10:03

26. kerginaldo17 (Posts: 166; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


If OLED / amoled was not good Apple did not want it

posted on 30 Dec 2015, 19:39

33. ameran (Posts: 234; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I remember, iSheeps were always saying that LCD screens are much better than MOLED screens. I know why they were saying it, because they didn't get it on their iToys.

One question for iSheeps though: is the fruit company going to rename MOLED to APPOLED and call it their own invention?

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