Before the iPhone, Apple introduced expensive flexible OLED panels to its wearable devices. According to reports, Apple will account for half of the flexible OLED smartphones launched in 2021. According to stone partners, a research firm, smartphone shipments will reach 1.39 billion by 2021 and 1.265 billion by 2020. < / P > < p > among them, the total shipment volume of LCD and OLED smart phones will be 793 million and 597 million respectively. Here, the whole OLED consists of rigid OLED and flexible OLED devices. As a result, nearly 315 million smartphones will use flexible OLED panels next year, according to the report. This is 52% higher than the expected 207 million shipments this year. In addition, it is reported that Apple will ship 160 million OLED iPhones in 2021, up 80% from the original estimate of 90 million. It accounts for more than 50% of the total shipment of flexible OLED smart phones. < / P > < p > the report also said that the company’s use of flexible OLEDs on iPhones will make the shipment of flexible OLED panels surpass that of rigid OLEDs for the first time in 2021. Flexible OLEDs have a flexible / soft substrate made of plastic, which has a longer service life than glass. They are impact resistant and lighter and thinner. Apple introduced flexible OLED panels into wearable devices through apple watch in 2015 and iPhone X in 2017. IPhone 12 whole family barrel model exposed: it’s a tribute to iPhone 4