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iPhone 11 Pro Display differences between iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro

kerplunknet

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Anyone know what the behind-the-scenes differences are with the OLED panels between iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro?

Are they Samsung AMOLED panels? Same panel as the Samsung Galaxy S phones still?

I know the contrast is up to 2,000,000:1 and the brightness has been increased.

I'm really hoping they were able to work out the issues with pulse-width modulation (PWM) low flicker frequency.
 

JPack

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LG and Samsung are making the OLED panels for iPhone this year.
 
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LG and Samsung are making the OLED panels for iPhone this year.
Is there a reliable source that states this is happening for the 2019 OLED iPhones? I thought 2020 Apple is supposedly tapping BOE and LG.
 
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kerplunknet

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LG and Samsung are making the OLED panels for iPhone this year.
I know that was a rumor in July, but is it confirmed? I wonder if LG will make panels for the 11 Pro Max and Samsung will make panels for the 11 Pro, or if they will make them for both. I actually prefer LG displays to Samsung.
 
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I don't think LG is making Apple's displays yet. Last year they were all Samsung.
 
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JPack

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Is there a reliable source that states this is happening for the 2019 OLED iPhones? I thought 2020 Apple is supposedly tapping BOE and LG.

Barclays and Electronic Times have reported LG was picked for 2019 OLED iPhones. BOE is expected to be qualified for 2020.
 
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I know that was a rumor in July, but is it confirmed? I wonder if LG will make panels for the 11 Pro Max and Samsung will make panels for the 11 Pro, or if they will make them for both. I actually prefer LG displays to Samsung.

It was confirmed by Kuo in August. In that note, he indicated beginning 2019 (through 2021) JDI would gradually replace LG for Watch. LG would gradually increase their supply for OLED iPhone. And BOE would would be a new screen supplier in the future.
 
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I hate when multiple suppliers are sourced for something as important as the display. It's bad enough when the supplier themselves (Samsung with their TVs, for example) produce their panels in different factories where the quality greatly ranges (Mexico vs. South Korea).
 
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I hate when multiple suppliers are sourced for something as important as the display. It's bad enough when the supplier themselves (Samsung with their TVs, for example) produce their panels in different factories where the quality greatly ranges (Mexico vs. South Korea).

When you consider the business risk involved in producing a product that has to be manufactured by the hundreds of millions and sold all around the world by a specific date, it would be insane for Apple to NOT have multiple suppliers for such a critical and specialist component.
 
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