Apple plans to use in iPhone new generation OLED displays, but the suppliers are not ready yet. According to Bloomberg, the main manufacturers of panels for the new smartphones will not be able to provide the company with the necessary amount of screens.
All four of the main supplier of the Apple, most likely, will not be able to fully meet the needs of the company, according to sources. A limited supply may last until 2018.
To produce in mass quantities displays, organic LEDs much harder than a normal LCD panel. But the original order with Apple for the next year includes about 100 million OLED screens larger than five inches.
This hitch can make the “Apple” giant, or limit the use of OLED to one version of the future iPhone, or even to postpone the transition to new technology.
Now Apple partnered with four major vendor: Samsung Display, LG Display, Sharp and Japan Display. Despite the fact that Samsung aims to become the only supplier in the next year, the South Korean Corporation is unable to produce enough screens due to low yields, combined with rising demand for the iPhone.
Earlier it was reported that in 2017, Apple may release one of the three new models of the iPhone with an OLED display. We are talking about the iPhone 8 Plus with a 5.5-inch screen, another model of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 will have the usual LCD-screens.