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Apple has reportedly ordered a 100 million AMOLED panels from Samsung

We have heard quite a few rumors about Apple making the shift to AMOLED panels for its iPhones and for the Apple Watch, with numerous reports stating that Samsung will be supplying the panels to its biggest competitor in the future. Now, another report has come out claiming the same, this time with hard numbers that make all those rumors seem more plausible.

According to The Wall Street Journal China, Apple has ordered a 100 million 5.5-inch AMOLED panels from Samsung for the 2017 edition of the iPhone. That’s a huge order, although it would be rather normal for a device that sells in the millions each year (the iPhone 6s sold 13 million units in the first three days after launch). Apple’s move to AMOLED displays has been a long time coming; it has used LCD displays since the first iPhone in the name of accuracy, but that’s a song Apple won’t be able to sing for long given how AMOLED displays have surpassed LCD technology in almost every aspect (and are also cheaper to produce).

As with all such reports, one should always keep a salt container handy. Even if Apple does make the move to AMOLED displays, there’s no telling what iteration of the iPhone will be the debut. But it sure looks like Samsung is in the lead when it comes to the suppliers Apple giant will go with. The Cupertino company has always been vocal about its focus on making things “perfect”, and who other than Samsung would be a better choice for the best mobile AMOLED screens the industry can offer?

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SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

“100 million 5.5-inch AMOLED panels” or both 4.7 and 5.5 inch combined. Ordering 100 for just the 5.5 inch seems very unlikely, that would be for the plus version which is not what apple is selling most.

superg05
superg05

the question now if true is it high end QuadHD or Just 1080p which is what i would guess since apple is all about cheap parts

Dudash
Dudash

Off topic, it should be “ordered 100 million” not “a 100 million”.

But on topic, I don’t understand Apple. Let’s sue the crap out of our biggest competitor over and over, repeal every judgement that isn’t in our favor, then request 100 million of their screens to use in our future products.

I hope Samsung denies them because from a business perspective, why would you help your rival make their product better?

AmazingAura01
AmazingAura01

They’re planning something. No way they are just going to send them 100 million amoled panels like “oh, sure, here ya go”

AmazingAura01
AmazingAura01

Sometimes I feel like I’m the only person in this site that cannot stand the saturated colors of Amoled. I always have my screen mode on “Amoled Photo” on my S6.

nezlobnyj
nezlobnyj

so does that mean that UI will use dark/black color scheme?