Samsung Will Supply Apple With a Total 160 Million OLED Panels for iPhone 8

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has placed an order to Samsung Display for 60 million OLED panels for this year's iPhone 8, in addition to the 100 million units reportedly ordered by Apple last April. If the numbers are accurate, today's news confirms the display maker as Apple's main source of OLED screens for the next-generation iPhone (via The Korea Herald).


    According to those familiar with the display market, Samsung will officially supply around 80 percent of the display panels in the iPhone 8. The company still didn't confirm the Apple-related OLED news, with a Samsung spokesperson saying "we can't officially comment on anything related to the order."
    The iPhone 8 is expected to include an OLED screen as a way for Apple to make the device thinner and include an edge-to-edge design with various features -- like Touch ID -- integrated directly into the screen. Apple is believed to launch three total new iPhones this year, two of which will be basic updates to the iPhone 7, referred to as the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus," while the third "iPhone 8" will include the OLED display and more drastic design changes.

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  2. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    The scale at which Apple operates is astounding.
  3. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Eagerly waiting for this special iPhone (8)
  4. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  5. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    No surprises will be again the best ever :)
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    Can you imagine Apple dropping the ball in any one small area for a particular iPhone? If the puzzle pieces don't fall into place just right. If there is a component that isn't able to be manufactured at scale? Or an faulty part that either requires a full recall (a la note7) or occurs so late that the entire phone needs to be delayed 4-6 months? There are so many parts it's just crazy.
  7. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    Meanwhile other sites are reporting it as 7s, not 8...
  8. foxconn Suspended

    Sep 6, 2016
    How about no...
  9. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Apple has large expectations for iPhone8, and demand for it will likely far outstrip sales of the lower end, scaled-down models. And if the past is any indication, there'll still be limited availability for weeks, if not months.
  10. Sevanw Suspended


    Sep 13, 2014
    Kudos to Samsung for truly being the innovator that forces all others to step up their game. Where would mobile display tech be if it wasn't for Samsung pushing the tech to the edges? Apple will most likely offer OLED panels on the "premium" version of the iPhone. And then market it that way while charging a ridiculous price for it. Meanwhile Samsung has OLED panels on their cheaper phones as well as their flagships.
  11. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    All names are speculative. Some sites are calling it the iPhone X.

    As weird as it would be for Apple not to release an "s" phone as they have every other year since the beginning of time (or 2009), it would also be bizarre to release a "iPhone 7s" that looks so different from the iPhone 7.

    Either way, someone's world is going to be rocked in the fall.
  12. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    I wonder why Apple have decided to go with OLED, also this rumour about a wrap around display, I hope they don't copy Samsung'a Edge models, from what I've heard of people talking is that the edge doesn't really add anything new.
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    As long as it's the displays and not the batteries. ;):D:p
  14. stanman64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2010
    I remember watching a documentary (if you can call it that) about the production of the newest Ford Mustang, and how something as tiny as a 1mm bolt could completely hault the entire factory's production if they didn't have it stocked. Keeping track of making sure all of the thousands of parts and needed things must be incredibly complex. And their production numbers are no where near Apple's level of scale. Insane.

    It was called Faster Horse I believe for those interested.
  15. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    Welcome to the world of burn-in. Can't wait to see the complaints.
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    You say that like Apple hasn't been using Sammy displays for years.
  17. Tycho24 Suspended


    Aug 29, 2014
    He's saying that because burn-in is an OLED issue, not an LCD issue, & this will be the 1st OLED screen on an iPhone; to be clear- it wasn't a claim that Samsung has never manufactured screens for Apple before.
  18. Michael Goff Suspended

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Yes, they have been using Samsung displays. But it isn't the company that makes it burn in, it's the technology of OLED.
  19. Sevanw Suspended


    Sep 13, 2014
    All screens have burn in when used in ways that will increase the chances. That would include LCD displays as well. In Samsung phones, I only seen it on display models that are on 24/7. The other area for a chance of burn in, is the notification bar. This is why, I like going in full immersion mode. No notification bar. I like how all of Samsung's stock apps do this.
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    And this means what exactly? Every site basically rehashes the same news, just worded differently. Rumors hold no value. It's merely a prediction for the sake of discussion or contradiction to what to expect in the future.
  21. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    How about yes please. People who like it thicker can always add some fat case to it ;)
  22. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    Interesting. Thanks for explaining. Apparently I'm out of the loop with this news (I've never had a Samsung smartphone). I'd like to read more about it.

    Is this a legitimate and well-documented issue or one of those "forum issues" where folks who have seen temporary ghosting or burn-in on display models that are on max brightness and static images 24/7?
  23. seadragon Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    Who will supply the other 20% of OLED panels?

    The display lottery continues.
  24. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    BURNGATE and you are keeping it on wrong!
  25. snicklesnackle macrumors member


    Jan 28, 2017
    Why don't Apple manufacture screens but Samsung do? They spend billions on a new campus but can't make their own hardware?

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