New Delhi: It looks like Samsung Display will once again dominate panel shipping for iPhones, according to a report by Ross Young of DSCC (Supply Chain Consultants). According to GSM Arena, inside information indicates that Apple bought 82 percent of the panels from Samsung, 12 percent from Korea’s LG Display, and another 6 percent from the Bank of England. The report revealed that the iPhone 14 Pro Max units will only have Samsung panels initially. Apparently, LG is struggling to keep up with demand and has ‘technical challenges’, and will start supplying screens as early as September.
On the other hand is the Chinese maker BOE, which is capable of mass manufacturing, but Apple has limited purchases to the iPhone 14 series, with no Pro in sight. Samsung’s share is similar to what it was in the iPhone 13 series when it provided 83 percent of all panels, GSM Arena reports.
Detailed information from Young shows shipments from display plants to assembly plants were 1.8 million in June, 5.35 million in July, more than 10 million in August and more than 16.5 million in September. This means that Apple is preparing to own at least 34 million units for the first three months of iPhone 14 sales.
Apple’s launch event will take place in Cupertino on September 7 and four phones are expected to be announced – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. It will also be interesting to see the new A16 chipset that will only work on the Pro versions, as well as the new smartwatches, according to GSM Arena.