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OLED production for 2018 iPhone starting in May amid Apple and Samsung pricing dispute

April 12, 2018

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In a report by ETNews highlighted by PhoneArena, Samsung Display is said to have started preparations with its supply chain partners to produce new OLED iPhone screens starting from May. The manufacturer’s A3 production line, which was allegedly shut down earlier than expected due to supposed issues with iPhone X display inventory, will be reactivated for the new orders.

A report from early March claimed Samsung’s 2018 operating profits derived from displays would be below analyst estimates, due to lower than expected sales of the iPhone X. A February report alleged Samsung reduced the OLED panel output from its South Chungcheong plant by half, producing 20 million or fewer displays for the quarter ending in March instead of the 45 to 50 million originally anticipated.

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