Apple is rumored to launch three new iPhones this year: one with LCD display and two other with OLED but in 2019, Apple is planning to completely use OLED display for all its iPhone lineup.
Apple has made this decision to switch to OLED Displays due to lack of suppliers. Currently, Samsung supplies OLED displays to Apple but the company has been trying to depend on LG Display as a secondary supplier. Also Apple is rumored to set up it’s own production facilities to be less dependent on other suppliers.
“Apple recently started planning the iPhone model in 2019 and decided to adopt OLED in all three types,” said an official from Apple who said, “The OLED used in the iPhone X (TEN) is a low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) LCD Quality, performance, and so on.
“Another official said, “Apple has decided to put all the OLED on the new iPhone model in 2019.”
Samsung has been dominating the OLED display used in smartphones with over 95% market share. It has been enjoying the monopoly market where it charged Apple $130 for OLED display used in iPhone X. However, it is said that, Apple has requested Samsung to lower the price of OLED display panels for this years iPhones.