The OLED screens for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are manufactured by Samsung. The South Korean company suggested laser sealing the edges after cutting the holes out of the display, but Apple was concerned that this method would compromise the longevity of the screens. Apple was concerned that moisture could get in at these points – and given the volume of iPhones shipped, the company didn’t want to take any chances.
But Samsung also has a second method of sealing the edges of the cut-out holes – namely using the piezo technology known from inkjet printers. Apple clearly favored this solution to avoid potential quality issues. The second screen manufacturer, namely LG Display, also used this technology to seal the hole edges.
Serial errors would be expensive
With models that sell millions a week, Apple has to pay special attention to avoiding production errors. If it turns out afterwards that the screens of a certain iPhone generation have a production defect, lawsuits and an exchange program, which is extremely expensive even by Apple standards, could be expected.
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