LG has won a contract to be the second supplier of LTPO TFT OLED Panels for the 2022 iPhone 14 Pro Max
Today a supply chain report from Taiwan reports that LG Display will be supplying Apple with low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistor (TFT) OLED panels for the high-end 2022 iPhone 14.
Winning the order for LTPO TFT OLED from Cupertino, despite the volume being small, is critical for the South Korean panel maker as it will allow it to maintain an edge over Chinese rival BOE, which is aggressively looking to expand its share in Apple’s OLED panel supply chain.
LTPO TFT supports 120Hz refresh rate and is an advanced technology that smartphone makers apply to their premium OLED panels for premium smartphones.
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.
LG Display failed to win any LTPO OLED panel orders for iPhone 13, but it did take part in the development of the panels with Apple.
Meanwhile, BOE is also developing its own LTPO TFT technology but is yet to commercialize them.
LG Display will also be supplying the LTPO TFT OLED panels with hole-in display technology, where there is a hole at the top side of the panel for the front camera.
For more, read the full report from The Elec.