The world’s largest OLEDs manufacturer, Samsung, is producing 40% of the OLED displays in the world. Apple was forced to source the displays from Samsung, when Apple introduced the iPhone X, its first phone with an OLEDs display. Samsung Display is now claiming that Apple has not met the minimum order requirements, despite the success of the iPhone X.
Now, you will see high-end OLED screens in more of the Apple’s devices, because it has to satisfy a penalty it supposedly owes to its OLEDs supplier. Its because of that it has failed to buy enough iPhone screens to make good on its contract. Apple products including notebooks and tablets will be appearing with Samsung’s OLED screens, however they have never featured these screens before, its just because of the repayment, according to the report from ETnews.
Many options are being considered by the Apple and Samsung to settle the dispute, says some of the industry sources. But we cannot say anything that what will happen, but these sayings may make sense. The vibrant high-end screens are being used by Apple to sell its iPhone XS and XS Max. But now these screens may be used in other products by Apple, as iPhone sales have been slowing. Already these screens are not used only in phones but also in other gadgets like tablets and laptops, but Apple will use these screens for the first time for now in its other devices. OLED screens in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S tablets got may good compliments from consumers, other than this, laptops, like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, also got praised by the users.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a solid track record predicting Apple’s moves, Future revisions of the MacBook Pro that are rumored to be launch in 2021 and iPad will not use OLED screens but are said to be using mini-LED screen technology. So, we are not clear when OLED screens will appear in Apple devices even if Apple buys in.
We can just say that OLEDs-equipped MacBook Pro or iPad might be quite a few years away, if Apple has decided to order laptop- and tablet-sized OLED screens. Another rumor we have heard from Kuo is that it may be possible that OLED screen come to the low-cost iPhone XR’s successor. In 2020, alongside the first 5G iPhone this phone will also release. According to the Apple, iPhone XR is its best-selling phone. So its a good way to move a lot of OLEDs by putting these screens in one oof the popular phone, by doing this Apple may satisfy Samsung. The reason behind this, is the decrease in the Samsung display business. Samsung Display’s earnings have plummeted from $4.9 billion in 2017, to $2.3 billion in 2018. To overcome this, Samsung Display is seeking a penalty fee for unfilled contracts, which has produced 50% less business than expected.