(Pocket Ribbon) – According to reports in Korea, Samsung is poised to supply some 80 million OLED displays to Apple for its next-generation iPhones, the iPhone 14 series.
It’s a little more complicated than that sounds, with Samsung Display taking the reins rather than any sort of partnership with Samsung’s own smartphone division.
This isn’t a new deal either, as Samsung has regularly supplied parts for iPhones over the years, but it could be part of a supplier uproar.
Apple is reportedly considering stopping using another supplier, BOE, in which case Samsung could find its share of the iPhone supply chain rising even further.
For those of us planning to get an iPhone 14, this probably won’t matter in a particularly material way, but it’s an interesting business shift.
Samsung’s OLED displays are also among the very best in the business, so you can probably expect another real screen from the iPhone 14 series when it comes out, with deep blacks and true colors.
We might also get an extension of the ProMotion high refresh rate system to the standard iPhone 14 and 14 Max, in addition to the Pro models, so it could be a really good year to pick up a new iPhone.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.