LG will supply Apple with 20 million LCD displays and 4 million OLED panels

LG will supply Apple with 20 million LCD displays and 4 million OLED panels

Following reports earlier this year which confirmed LG’s involvement in the production of OLED panels for an unspecified iPhone model, newly-released information now provides further details on the matter.

Backing up previously-reported numbers, the latest report once again claims that LG will supply between 3 and 4 million OLED panels to Apple later this year. Furthermore, it’s confirmed that these are destined for the larger 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and will be manufactured at the company’s E6 plant in South Korea. However, the report also goes on to state that LG is likely to secure the majority of 6.5-inch OLED displays in 2019, which is why the company is actively working to up its production numbers to around 10 million units. 

In addition to LG’s involvement with the OLED panel supply, the South Korean company also looks set to play a big role in the cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone. After all, the display manufacturer has reportedly signed a contract with Apple that will see it supply around 20 million LCD displays for the new budget offering. Recently, it was reported that the new LCD iPhone would make use of 0.3t LED chips rather than the standard 0.4t ones. This should allow Apple to reduce the chin by around 2mm and ultimately minimize the design differences between the LCD and OLED devices.

Aside from LG Display, the remaining LCD panels are set to be manufactured by Japan Display, while Samsung will take the bulk of OLED orders. However, as LG continues to ramp up its production, Apple is reportedly keen to reduce its dependence on other suppliers in a bid to drive down overall costs.

source: DigiTimes



10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is a definite gamble for Apple. I hope it works out, personally I’d prefer a Samsung display.

6. jinghuiwee123

Posts: 24; Member since: May 16, 2014

Samsung has almost 10 years of mobile OLED experience compare to LG 1 year of experience. Don't count LG TV OLED, same OLED but different material. LG has 1 year of OLED track record compare to Samsung 10 year, its like a junior Runner versus Usain Bolt. Give LG about a year or 2 and LG will catch Up to Sammy or even surpassing it. Look at LG LCD IPS, it's one of the best in the world. Since iPhone 4, Apple has been using big quantity of LG LCD Display for almost all their devices from iPhone to iMac .This shows how Apple trust LG for all this year and willing to give LG couple of Years to catch up to Samsung.

8. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I'm sure Apple won't use qualityless display.

5. Jrod99

Posts: 783; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Prefer Samsung panel. Don’t mess this up LG.

3. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Rule 1 : Don't buy iPhone with LG panel in the first 3 months

4. NateDiaz

Posts: 1094; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Rule 2: Ain't your money.

7. jinghuiwee123

Posts: 24; Member since: May 16, 2014

LG IPS LCD is the top. So u can buy it if you buy the LCD version. Since iPhone 4 apple has been using LG IPS panel for years in phone to that 5k imac.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Is LG having display issues?

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Should by from Sharp or JDi

1. Foxgabanna unregistered

I’m rooting for LG. I Just got their V35 ThinQ and it’s a great phone. Samsung still is the kind of AMOLED/OLED though by far.

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