Although the volume is small, the order is critical to helping LG maintain an edge over Chinese rival BOE which is aggressively trying to expand its role in Apple's supply chain.
Samsung Display, which dominates the supply of OLED panels to Apple, provided the LTPO TFT OLED panel used in the Pro models of the iPhone 13 series this year. In 2022, LG Display will also be supplying some of the LTPO TFT OLED panels used by Apple for the 6.68-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. Still, Samsung Display will be supplying more units of LTPO TFT OLED panels used in the Pro Max model, while it will be the sole supplier of LTPO TFT OLED panels used in the 6.06-inch iPhone 14 Pro.
According to the report, BOE is working to developing its own LTPO TFT technology but so far has failed to land orders for those panels from Apple. However, it will be supplying low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) TFT OLED panels for the 6.06-inch iPhone 14 series.
Notably, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are both expected to feature a hole-punch display for the first time.
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