LG can’t meet Apple’s demand for iPhone OLED displays

According to the report reaching us from our sources, Apple has not been able to reach its goal of diversifying its dependence on Samsung as an iPhone display manufacturer has been met with some challenges. Furthermore, our sources have reported that the company’s efforts to get LG Display’s OLED screens into the iPhone production line have also been met with manufacturing problems as well. Apple is divided on whether LG will be able to meet success as the second source of OLED displays for the iPhone.


It has been months now since analysts have been warning that Apple was in “urgent” need of finding another iPhone OLED supplier apart from Samsung. At the moment, Apple is using Samsung’s OLED displays for the iPhone X model of the company. OLED displays like those used in iPhone X are notoriously difficult to manufacture, and other display makers would have difficulty meeting Apple’s demands and its strict quality controls.

Complete dependency on a single supplier of OLED displays connotes that Samsung determines pricing on the displays that Apple is buying and there’s no other alternative that is available at this time, therefore dropping a potential deal with LG would put more cash in its rival bank.

LG came back to making use of OLED phone displays for its V30 phone model but the quality of the display was not very good. LG has also been supplying OLED displays for Google’s Pixel 2 XL handset and whether owners get a good display or not has been something of a lottery. LG is leading in OLED displays for TV sizes, however, the company seems as though it is struggling to bring that very experience over to smaller smartphone displays.

Our sources say “Manufacturing problems have caused LG to fall behind the schedule that many suppliers follow before beginning mass production for iPhones.”

“As a result, opinions within Apple are divided on whether LG Display can become a second source of OLED displays for the upcoming iPhones.”



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