Apple would have invested in equipment suitable for OLED screens in order to decrease its dependence on Samsung


Many rumors suggest that one of the setbacks faced by Apple in producing the «IPhone 8» would be insufficient supply of OLED screens, a great novelty awaited for the new device.

As was revealed at the end of last year, this problem would have its origins in the scarcity of machines to produce screens using this technology.

At the time, the president of Foxconn would have gone to one of the largest producers of this type of machinery, the Japanese Canon Tokki, in order to “guarantee an order”, which we suppose would be precisely to produce the screens of the next iPhones.

This rumor dissipated over time, and instead, many vehicles suggested that the only company capable of supplying OLED screens to Apple later this year would be Samsung, as it is one of the largest in this market.

So, because it depends only on one supplier, Apple would have the initial stocks of its new device much smaller than it normally makes available.

As this can be quite damaging to Apple, one of the ways out that it would have found is manufacture your own OLED screens.

And that’s what she’s supposed to have done, as the Korean website said ET News (via DigiTimes).

We do not know whether Foxconn actually bought Canon Tokki machines to manufacture the screens for Apple, but the news now is that Apple would have acquired its own CVD machines from the Korean company.

Sunic System.

This could end the reign of Canon, which is currently the largest producer of this type of machine and supplies them to Samsung, LG Display and others.

However, as the 9to5Mac recalled, Apple may have purchased these machines not for it to be the manufacturer itself, but to delegate the task to partners Foxconn or Pegatron – just as it was said that she did for printed circuits.

In any case, this does not mean that Apple will shut down Samsung entirely, mainly because they are said to have already signed a two-year contract for the South Korean to provide it with about 92 million OLED screens.

Both Samsung (which acquired five CVD machines from Canon Tokki this year alone) and LG (acquired two) and Sharp are listed as the possible suppliers of OLED screens to Apple in the coming years.

Therefore, since this type of screen probably only tends to increase in the market and become the standard of the next devices, having as many suppliers as possible will never be too much.