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LG tipped to cut into Samsung's iPhone 15 Pro-series display orders

iPhone production gets underway in 2023. (Source: Apple)
iPhone production gets underway in 2023. (Source: Apple)
Samsung took a disproportionate amount of orders for the OLED displays found in the iPhone 14 range during their production compared to other main display suppliers LG and BOE. The former is now said to have gained some ground back in this respect in 2023, having secured a contract to make an increased volume of "15 Pro" and "15 Pro Max" panels. Then again, Samsung may still be content with their additional vanilla "15" and "15 Plus" orders.

An iPhone 14-series user's odds of getting a display made by Samsung are reportedly as high as 70%, thanks to LG's impaired capacity for OLED production that affected its output in 2022. However, the South Korean display stalwart is said to be back in 2023, and Apple has reportedly taken notice.

TheElec now estimates that LG may have taken 50% or more of the orders for the supposed iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. Samsung may have lost out to some degree as it took advantage of its rival's adversity during the last production run to charge Apple more for corresponding 14-series panels.

Nevertheless, it has still secured orders to make displays for all variants of the iPhone 15 series, which are, again, thought to include a larger Plus model. On that note, both LG and Samsung may have a relatively straightforward time fulfilling their orders, as TheElec now indicates that the new iPhone screens are going to be LTPS in the vanilla models and LTPO in the Pro models only yet again in 2023.

Finally, on an interesting note, the publication also now hints that the panels will be all be sourced from either LG or Samsung, as alternative supplier BOE may have bowed out of contributing to the iPhone 15 series due to increased "difficulties" involved in making the vanilla models' displays Dynamic Island for the first time.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-06- 1 (Update: 2023-06- 1)