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Apple forced Samsung to change its processes for the iPhone 14 Pro display


Apple has reportedly asked Samsung to change its manufacturing practices to ensure the quality of the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island display.

An excellent feature of Art iPhone 14 Pro it’s a new diamond-shaped notch that makes the Dynamic Island user interface easier. In accordance with Electhowever, Apple was concerned that these new OLED displays would be susceptible to moisture and oxygen due to the drilling process used in manufacturing, potentially reducing their durability.

This led to Apple’s intervention to insist that Samsung change its approach. Apparently, while Samsung initially preferred to use a laser technique, Apple asked its partner and competitor to switch to a technology similar to inkjet printing to seal the edges of the drilled area.

By the way, the hardware needed for this inkjet approach was made by Semez, which is a subsidiary of Samsung.

Samsung Display is not alone in the production of OLED screens for the iPhone 14 Pro. The company’s local rival, LG Display, is also getting involved, and the report says it has adopted Apple’s manufacturing method for the iPhone 14 Pro’s screen.

We were impressed with the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island in our 4.5-star review, calling it a “huge improvement” over the classic notch. The various UI elements that translate from this notch are extremely well integrated, though we look forward to Apple (and third-party developers) going even further in future models.

If we don’t see a number of Dynamic Island replicas in 2023 and 2024, we’ll be very surprised.

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