Sources in the OLED production equipment industry suggest that panel makers may not be able to produce enough to meet demand if Apple uses OLED displays in all new iPhones in 2018. This year, Apple will use OLED display only in its premium handset, which will offer a high screen-to-body ratio without the iconic home button. The two other models it will release will continue to sport liquid crystal displays, and these are expected to be sold into early 2019.
The news is viewed as a big win for Samsung Display. The company is planning to build the world's largest OLED plant to snatch up demand before other companies gain the technical skills required to make OLED displays.
Shipments of the new iPhones models are expected to reach 90 million this year, half of which will be the new OLED model.
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