The source claims that LG Display will supply low temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO TFT) OLED panels for Apple’s iPhone 14 smartphones, which will be unveiled next year.
Receiving Apple’s LTPO TFT OLED order, despite its small volume, is critical for the South Korean panel maker as it maintains an edge over Chinese rival BOE, which is aggressively seeking to expand its share of Apple’s OLED panel supply chain.
LTPO TFT OLED panels support 120Hz refresh rate. This advanced technology is used in high-end smartphones.
Samsung Display, which dominates the supply of OLED panels for Apple, in particular supplies LTPO TFT OLED panels for the iPhone 13 Pro models.
In 2022, LG Display will supply a portion of 6.68-inch LTPO TFT OLED panels for the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, Samsung Display will supply more LTPO TFT OLED panels used in the Pro Max and will be the only supplier of 6.06-inch LTPO TFT OLED panels used in the iPhone 14 Pro.
LG Display has designed panels for the iPhone 13 but has not been able to get any orders.
In the meantime, BOE is also developing its own LTPO TFT technology, but it has not yet reached the commercial stage.