According to the "Japanese economic news" reported that Apple plans to introduce OLED iPhone display in 2018, the supplier will improve technology and expand capacity. South Korea Display LG has planned to expand production capacity, although so, Apple's iPhone annual sales of up to 200000000 units, to ensure that the supply of such a number of display is still difficult. To this end, Apple may initially use both OLED and LCD screen, will not suddenly give up LCD.
Apple also faces challenges in technology. As time goes on, the brightness of the OLED panel, energy saving effect and other functions will fall. Apple has discussed technical improvements with suppliers and equipment manufacturers. About a year in the next year, Apple will try to eliminate the defects of the OLED screen and to ensure that the availability of no problem.
LG display in Paju, South Korea (Paju) built of OLED display production factory, the company plans to add a large production line. Therefore LG display will invest hundreds of billions of yen, the board of directors of the company will soon will approve the investment. In addition, Display LG is also ready to increase a small production line in the South Korean (Gumi), an investment of about $927000000.
Samsung is the only company to mass production of OLED smart phone screen business, Display LG only for the production of OLED TV screen, the two companies will provide most of the mobile phone OLED screen.
Apple to OLED transfer to SHARP and Japan (Display) has a negative impact, the company is currently facing difficulties in operating, the Japanese display company about 30 of business from apple.
OLED display more clear than the LCD screen, more bright colors, more energy saving, it can also bend a certain arc, for mobile phone companies to provide design convenience. 2010 Samsung Galaxy mobile phone use OLED display, which is the first time in the world. Since Apple launched iPhone in 2007, it has been adhering to the LCD screen, although it has been studying how to improve the image quality of the OLED panel and to try to reduce the cost.