Apple expected to purchase 270 million iPhone screens in 2018, half of which OLED
Apple's order of OLED panels will be in the vicinity of 110 to 130 million units, 70 to 80 of which will be 5.9-inch panels for the current iPhone X and the upgraded version, which is expected to retain the same screen size and footprint. The remaining will be 40 to 50 million units will be used to manufacture the less expensive, 6.5-inch iPhone model, inside sources claim.
As for the LCDs, a total of 60 to 70 million 6,1-inch Low-Temperature PolySilicon (LTPS) LCD panels will be used for a new, more affordable iPhone model. The other 60 to 70 million will come in 4-,4.7- and 5.5-inch sizes and will be used for manufacturing iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE units, DigiTimes reports.