New supply chain report saysApple plans to use theOLED on all iPhone from 2019. The company is expected to have 60 million OLED panels manufactured for the iPhone 8 this year, which equates to about 40% of its total orders.
Apple would then double the adoption of OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone before migrating completely to such models for 2019. The same report states that Samsung and Inteflex are currently preparing the production of the flexible printed circuit board (FPCB ) for this year’s iPhone 8.
For its iPhone 7S and 7S Plus of 2017, Apple should offer an LCD screen while making the iPhone 8 its first mobile with OLED technology. The supply chain report indicates that Apple will use three suppliers to produce OLED panels and that orders for each will be distributed when production begins, around April or May.
As a reminder, the latest rumors about the iPhone 8 state an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch OLED panel with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen. The main area will be 5.15 inches, with a function line below it. The 7S and 7S Plus models will likely keep the same aluminum design as the current models.