Apples Has started production of OLED panels that do not use polarizers. According to a report by TheElec, removing the polarizer will help the company create thinner panels that are best for folding devices. Samsung is the first company to supply an OLED panel without polarizer and this can be seen in its current Zen foldable smartphone Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
For those who don’t know, polarizers improve the visibility of the display because they only allow light from certain directions to pass through. The use of polarizers reduces the brightness and the brightness of the panel hinders efficiency. To get clear colors, the Korean giant has used a black pixel definition layer on top of the color filter in thin film encapsulation. The company has used a different polyamide material for the black pixel definition layer.
Apple usually sources OLED panels for its devices from Samsung, LG, BOE and others. As previously reported, Apple has partnered with LG to create foldable OLED display panels with ultra-thin cover glass for future tablets and notebooks.
There are also rumors that we may have to wait a little longer to see the first one Foldable iPhone As Apple is reportedly testing a new device with a 9-inch foldable display. According to an old tweet from well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the technology giant is working on a product with foldable OLED displays and PPI between the iPhone and iPad, to verify key technologies.
“I think the priority order size for Apple’s foldable product development is medium, large and small. Apple is actively testing foldable OLEDs around 9 “(adopting PPI, TDDI between iPhone and iPad). Kuo read the tweet.
Last year, Kuo predicted that Apple might launch a foldable iPhone by 2024 but in his latest tweets, analysts predicted to launch in 2025.