November 26th news, Apple's mobile phone is currently used in the LCD screen, before the news that next year launch of the new mobile phone iPhone7, Apple will use OLED screen (organic light-emitting diode). However, a day before the Japanese authorities in the Nikkei News reported that Apple has decided to switch to the OLED screen in 2018, the South Korea's LG electronics and Samsung Electronics has begun to supply the OLED screen.
The Nikkei News reported that Apple has not been mentioned in 2018 OLED mobile phone screen message source.
According to reports, Apple has this decision to inform some of the screen suppliers, related companies have begun to invest in advance to prepare. Which South Korea's LG electronics has been ready to expand the OLED screen production capacity.
The Nikkei news said that although the supplier in advance, but by 2018, Apple's annual two hundred million mobile phones to buy enough OLED screen, is still a big challenge. Apple is likely to take a walk on two legs, that is, at the same time, sales of smartphones in the two versions of the LCD and OLED screen.
As is well known, the OLED screen is better than LCD screen, the original is considered to be an alternative to liquid crystal technology, but due to manufacturing costs has been slow to decline, resulting in OLED has become a non mainstream technology, LCD is still the mainstream display products. But in the past year, OLED in the mobile phone screen gradually occupy the advantage, more and more manufacturers began to use OLED mobile phone screen.
However, the penetration of OLED in the mobile phone screen, there are some technical difficulties. With the use of the user, the brightness of the OLED screen, power saving performance and other functions will appear aging or downward trend.
According to Nikkei news reports, Apple has consulted the OLED panel manufacturers and related manufacturing equipment suppliers, to next year, Apple will and the supplier to determine whether to overcome some of the OLED screen technology defects, and whether it is able to guarantee sufficient supply of production.
In the face of Apple's OLED screen, South Korea's LG Electronics
Also LG display company had already been announced will in a factory in South Korea in the southern city of Gumi, investment 9 billion new a small OLED screen production line.
In addition to LG electronics, Samsung Electronics
As a contrast, LG electronics has been the main good at making the OLED screen for the TV set.
It is estimated that Samsung Electronics and LG electronics, will swallow the vast majority of the apple OLED screen orders.
Before it has been reported that Samsung Electronics has been discontinued a device for the aging of the LCD screen production line, the device will be transferred, this production line will be transformed into a OLED screen. In addition, Samsung has also submitted to Apple OLED screen sample, ready for more share of the order.
Smart phone is Apple's most important business, the industry has even said that apple is essentially
At present, SHARP's LCD business was in a difficult situation, and Foxconn group and other companies to seek financial support. Japan's display is currently three orders from apple.
Compared with the traditional LCD technology, OLED screen quality is better, the color is more gorgeous, and more power saving. In addition, the OLED screen can be bent, curved edges, can give the smart phone manufacturers to bring greater design flexibility.
Use the OLED screen in the smart mobile phone, Samsung take the lead, the company began to use it as early as 2010. Samsung uses the AMOLED screen, which is a technical branch of the OLED screen.
LCD screens have been used since the production of mobile phones in 2007.
Nikkei News reported that in the past few years, Apple's team has been studying the quality of the OLED screen, manufacturing costs and other issues, along with the progress of the OLED screen industry, apple is making a decision to help OLED industry.