160 millones de paneles OLED tendrá que fabricar Samsung Display para el próximo iPhone según fuentes coreanas
Apple and Samsung have a good history of disputes in court and fights in the market to be the most profitable in the smartphone world, but we must also take into account that one company depends on another. Samsung has long been acting as a component supplier to Apple .
That’s why I don’t think it’s strange that the South Korean company wants to build the biggest OLED display factory to date , with the intention of being able to distribute these panels to their own phones as well as those in the block. The facility would start operating sometime in 2019.
The factory would produce between 180,000 and 270,000 OLED screens per month , and the news coincides with the rumour that in 2019 Apple would have already made the transition from LED to OLED on its iOS devices. This transition could begin this fall, with the arrival of an “iPhone 8” or “iPhone Edition” that would debut these panels.
And yet, forecasts indicate that there will be a shortage of OLED panels worldwide by the time Apple begins using them in its products. There is also talk of the same phenomenon with NAND Flash memory and the shortage of Nintendo Switch units. When Apple starts manufacturing the next generation of the iPhone, the whole market notices.