Many rumors suggest that one of the setbacks Apple faced in producing the “IPhone 8” would be the insufficient supply of OLED screens, a big news awaited for the new device.
As revealed at the end of last year, this problem would stem from the scarcity of machines to produce the screens with this technology. At the time, the president of Foxconn would have gone to one of the largest producers of this type of machine, 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 has dissipated over time, and instead many vehicles have suggested that the only company capable of delivering OLED displays to Apple later this year would be the Samsungas it is one of the largest in this market. So, depending on just one supplier, Ma would have much lower initial stocks of its new handset than it usually makes available.
How can this be very damaging to Apple, one of the exits it would have found manufacture your own OLED screens. And that's what she supposedly did, as the Korean website reported ET News (via DigiTimes).
We don't know if Foxconn actually bought Canon Tokki machines to make the screens for Apple, but now the news is that Ma 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 maker of this type of machine and supplies them to Samsung, LG Display and others.
However, as the 9to5Mac He recalled, Ma may have purchased these machines not for her to be the manufacturer itself, but to delegate the task to partners. Foxconn or Pegatron as it was also said she did for printed circuits. However, that does not mean that Apple is completely disconnected from Samsung, mainly because they have allegedly signed a two-year contract for South Korea to provide it with about 92 million OLED screens.
Both Samsung (which acquired five Canon Tokki CVD machines this year alone) and LG (acquired two) and Sharp are listed as the possible OLED display vendors for Apple in the coming years. Therefore, since this type of screen is likely to only increase in the market and become the standard of the next handsets, having as many vendors as possible will never be too much.