According to reports, LG Display would make OLED panels for future iPhone 14 series that use low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) discussions. When Apple makes the 6.68-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max in 2022, LG Display will make some of the LTPO TFT OLED panels that Apple will use.
According to a report, the deal has been perfect for LG Display despite the device’s small size. The Cupertino order for LTPO TFT OLED, even though it’s small, is essential for the South Korean panel manufacturer because it would give it an advantage over its Chinese rival BOE, which is trying to get more of a say in Apple’s OLED panel supply chain.
LPTO TFT Technology
LTPO TFT technology has been developed by BOE, which is a Chinese conglomerate, and BOE hasn’t put the technology into use yet. It used low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) TFT OLED panels for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, and these are less complicated than LTPO TFT, which the company used.
The LTPO TFT display has a refresh rate of 120Hz and is thus more sophisticated than the OLED technology utilized in high-end phones with OLED screens.
Apple’s OLED panels are primarily sourced from Samsung, a competitor to LG Display in the United States and is the company’s largest supplier. Samsung manufactured the LTPO TFT OLED panels that were utilized in the iPhone 13 Pro in 2021, and these panels were used in the iPhone 13 Pro. There will also be additional TFT OLED screens available for the Pro Max variant shortly. For the 6.06-inch future iPhone 14 Pro model, the company claims to be the only one that can provide TFT OLED screens.
With a supply agreement with LG Display, Apple might reduce its reliance on Samsung while benefiting from lower prices for its phones.