LG ramping up OLED display production for Apple despite quality concerns

LG ramping up OLED display production for Apple despite quality concerns
As we all know, Samsung is currently the sole supplier of the iPhone X's 5.8" flexible OLED panels, at $70 a pop, and has been hoping to capitalize on Apple's new OLED models coming this year, too. Its A3 plant that makes the screens was forced to cut production with idle capacity to spare for the first time after the iPhone X sales didn't materialize as hoped but has now ramped up production for the 2018 models. 

Apple, in its turn, is reportedly looking to diversify its panel supply away from Samsung. There is plenty of info that it may turn to Japan Display for a flexible 6.1" LCD panel to be outfitted on a more affordable iPhone in this year's crop, and to LG as an alternative OLED supplier

Apple has reportedly chosen LG to deliver some of the 6.46" OLED displays for the rumored new iPhone X Plus model that it is prepping for the fall, and Bloomberg recently reported 2-4 million units from LG are in the wings. The main issue is with LG's production capacity, which might be improving, as a separate report now pegs the order from Apple to be for 3-5 million panels already. That's coming straight from an industry exec, who nevertheless didn't have good things to say about LG and its OLED panels at the current point.

source: KT



1. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Not to worry, Apple taught Samsung how to properly build OLED screens, Apple will do the same for LG. http://www.displaymate.com/iPhoneX_ShootOut_1a.htm

3. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 593; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Remember this comment you posted because when the device is released and its worser than the samsung displays it be good to have a laugh at your expense.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

LG is making OLED displays even if Apple didn't buy any. Why? Because there is a lot of OEMs other than Apple. Considering over 85% of the smartphones sold every year are Android. Why is everything put with a twist on Apple when in reality they only sell 14-15% of the devices each year.

22. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

85% not a flagship we talking about flagship level of phones not a midrange or low range of android phones. The only android android flagship selling well is Samsung otheres trying to catch up.

10. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Apple-rulez is a mindless troll and a hardcore apple fan. He even upvoted his comment.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


16. lyndon420

Posts: 6827; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It always is. And the biggest fan boys are quick to disappear when they are required to eat their words. Remember he was so excited for the new iPhone only to return it shortly after.

17. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Damn right I returned it, I hated the notch and Face ID implementation. Still doesn’t remove the fact the the iPhone X had the highest rated screen, until the Galaxy S9.

21. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Still doesn't change the fact that the highest rated screens for several years has all been Samsung, and right now it's the Galaxy S9 and S9+, not the iPhone X. Once the Note 9 comes out, it's going to be the highest rated screen on the market. Samsung and their displays has been on top for YEARS.

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I wonder how it was possible. Narrower gamut than LCD phones.

11. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

No they didn't. Your Apple fanboy propaganda is obnoxious and so incredibly deluded. You simply have no grip on the reality of things. Samsung has been doing Oled for years, and they're without a doubt the experts in Oled screens in portable devices, and that's not even debatable. Apple didn't teach them anything. There is a reason Apple went to Samsung for help and not the other way around. Furthermore, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ has the best displays on the market, as crowned by Displaymate:http://www.displaymate.com/Galaxy_S9_ShootOut_1s.htm

13. apple-rulz

Posts: 2195; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Annnnnnnnddddd.......the S9’s came out after the iPhone X, giving Samsung time to apply what they learned.

14. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

and Iphone X came out after S6/S7/S8 u moron. Apple had time to steal from Samsung innovation.

19. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Why don't Apple,manufacture oled screen themselves, with so much of cash reserves lying around, why do they need Samsung or LG if they can teach them how to make screens?

20. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Because they are pretty crap at engineering stuff themselves. Tech that apple buy's tends to work well, face id, camera's etc. Tech that Apple tries to build themselves tends to be a cock up and is usually delayed months or even years., for instance airplay 2, airpower, homepod, apple maps and the list goes on. Apple are very good at intergrating other peoples tech, less good at doing it themselves.

23. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

They can, but other OEM’s asked Apple to manufacture there parts and nothing new same thing Samsung used to do with Nokia in the past and Sony.

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I guess they didn't learn after the Pixel 2 XL?

6. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

It has been nearly a year. Stupid comment

7. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

they are going to be forcing out even more screens for the iPhone than they did for the 2 XL and LG only just recently put more money into the OLED department

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

RGB oled please ... No more pentile that look like HD rgb when it comes to sharpness..

24. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung and LG has an RGB OLED, but RGB OLED life span are too short and get burn in so fast and still no fix till today.

9. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

LG oled is trashy , just look at LG g flex and pixel XL 2

12. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

So the most overpriced mainstream smartphones in the smartphone world is going to be equipped with subpar Oled panels with questionable quality from LG, while cheaper flagship devices will be equipped with significantly better panels from Samsung? That's just a horrible deal for the potential buyers of the new iPhones.

15. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Well just wait till the announcement u cant say same this time bcoz apple has invested in lg production capacity very well and they might teach that technique to lg what they learnt from samsung way of improving the yield of oled display.

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