Report: Apple to help AU Optronics become an AMOLED supplier for future iPhones
posted by Alan F. / Jan 12, 2016, 12:03 PM
AU Optronics would require an investment from Apple to help it develop the kind of infrastructure needed to deliver large numbers of AMOLED screens. While AU Optronics already ships AMOLED screens to Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, producing the displays for Apple would require a huge jump in production.
To make sure that it has enough components in case of an unforeseen event, Apple usually resorts to using multiple suppliers for key iPhone parts. For example, the tech titan relies on both Samsung and TSMC to produce the A9 chipset employed on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. AU Optronics could end up delivering AMOLED screens along with Samsung and LG Display.
While some expect iPhones to sport AMOLED screens by 2018, connected KGI Secuities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects this to take place in 2019. AU Optronics declined to comment about today's report.
source: FocusTaiwan via AppleInsider
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Doing business with Apple can be dicey. Hope it works out better for this company than it did for GT Advanced.
posted on Jan 12, 2016, 12:18 PM 7
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I guess GT advanced was overconfident and thought they could handle the supply demands of apple but the low yields back lashed against them and they couldn't meet the demands sending them to bankruptcy. So it is partly their fault too. Doing business with Apple is a double edged sword. The business can be very rewarding if everything goes according to plan but there is a flipside to the whole business if they can't deliver what apple demands.
posted on Jan 12, 2016, 12:27 PM 1
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Basically, GT advance couldn't keep up with the volumns of The iPhone. That means Apple is selling a boat load of phones. If that's an issue, it's an issue you want to have!
posted on Jan 12, 2016, 12:34 PM 0
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Good if true, will ensure Samsung keeps improving their own AMOLEDs over time. Keeps the best getting better.
posted on Jan 12, 2016, 12:23 PM 5
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Alrighty then... Well, Considering AMOLED is vastly superior than IPS Technology in some aspects, I wonder what it'll be ended up called by Apple? Keep in mind their existing IPS Display is called 'Retina display'... So, will it be BINOCULAR DISPLAY? MICROSCOPIC DISPLAY? Or... How about HUBBLE DISPLAY? Err... HAWK'S RETINA DISPLAY...??? Just a little curiosity from my end, that's all...
posted on Jan 12, 2016, 12:37 PM 5
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The screen is in Apple Watch is called "Retina display" sometimes refered to it as "flexible", because mealability allows for Force Touch. Anyway, it's called " flexible" because it's flexible, not because it's oled. So the answer is: Retina display
posted on Jan 12, 2016, 12:59 PM 0
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If they can solve the longevity issues with AMOLED, I think it makes a good permanent replacement for LCD technology on mobile. It's just annoying when your phone's maximum brightness takes a permanent nose dive after 5 months of operating it with moderate usage, literally every moment OLED displays are turned on, they're decaying and burning out. Maybe another 2 years is enough time to get peak brightness up and to maintain it, whilst reducing the burn-in aspect over time as well.
posted on Jan 12, 2016, 6:17 PM 0
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finally they found some cheap AMOLED supplier, good things for their fans... hope AUO didnt bankrupt or something like that
posted on Jan 12, 2016, 7:11 PM 0
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well where is techieXP son of a samsung and google, also my friend galaxy s5 has started to get black spot and I don't know why but I am sure that AMOLED won't last long than LCD display, I think that JM Martin is right in this regards, the display get constantly burned out...so I guess techieXP you should tell your father to invest in AMOLED and samsung fans will buy new phones year after year.
posted on Jan 13, 2016, 6:46 AM 0
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