Digitimes says that Chinese smartphone makers are increasingly buying AMOLED panels in advance of new phone shipments as the industry expects the AMOLED supply shortage to continue well into 2017.

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Apple is reportedly ordering a massive amount of AMOLED panels in advance of its 2017 iPhone launch, and the Chinese phone makers are worried that SDC's capacity will not be enough for 2017. SDC is hurrying to increase capacity, and several other AMOLED makers plan to start producing panels in 2017, but the expanded capacity may not be enough for 2017.

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