Samsung Display expected to benefit from AMOLED ‘iPhone 8’ shipments in 2017

“Samsung Display has dominated global production and supply of smartphone-use AMOLED panels and will maintain the leading status over the next few years, with its shipments to increase to 560 million units in 2019, hiking 114% from 2015, according to Digitimes Research,” Tony Huang writes for DigiTimes.

“Samsung Electronics is Samsung Display’s largest client for smartphone-use AMOLED panels and will remain so over the next few years, with demand to grow from 239 million units in 2016 to 290 million units in 2019,” Huang writes. “Apple is expected to initially adopt AMOLED panels for iPhones to be launched in 2017, with Samsung Display’s supply estimated at 40 million units in 2017, 80 million units in 2018 and 120 million units in 2019.”

Huang writes, “As Japan Display, Sharp, China- and Taiwan-based panel makers plan to step into AMOLED panels, Samsung Display may begin to face competition in 2019 or 2020.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: AMOLED touchpads for MacBooks and the resultant non-Mac PC knockoffs, too.

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Apple’s rumored iPhone 8 OLED swap could boost Advanced Energy Industries – May 31, 2016
Thinner, lighter 2016 MacBook Pro may feature OLED display touch bar and Touch ID – May 24, 2016
Apple suppliers gear up to deliver OLED to 2017 iPhone – May 23, 2016
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Apple plans huge 5.8-inch iPhone with AMOLED display , sources say – March 8, 2016
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple iPhone 7 Plus to offer innovative dual-camera configuration – January 28, 2016
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  1. Jeeze! I thought is was bad when they started trying to dampen new iPhone demand as soon as it was released by proclaiming the next one will be better. Now they are starting even earlier! It’s actually sad.

    1. The next one is always better your comment is ridiculous. Weather tech blog writes about it or not everyone knows that they can buy what’s available today for next year it will be better. Stop the pity party for Apple

        1. Makes sense. The weather guys are right maybe half the time, same as flipping a coin for rain or shine. Same percentage for wall street entrail readings and blog predictions. They may not be the same guys but they all have a sweet gig. Don’t feel like going to work? Flip a coin, write it up, and email it in; you’ll get away with it.

    2. I have to agree, they trot this one out every year “apple is going to use samsung OLED displays on the new iPhone (5, 6, 7 and now 8)
      You would think “journalists” would be embarrassed to write this kind of propaganda, but no. I guess it’s “all good” as long as the check clears.

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