Step aside Samsung; Apple will now buy millions of LCD/OLED panels from LG
Everyone knows that Samsung is a significant provider of LCD and OLED panels to many smartphone makers and the Cupertino large Apple is one in all its main purchasers. Samsung made tens of millions of LCD/OLED panel for iPhones and earned billions from the US firm. Whereas some studies counsel that Samsung made a whopping $22 billion by promoting OLED panels to Apple in a time span of 1 12 months. Nevertheless, issues are altering from now onwards because the rumors which surfaced earlier this 12 months claiming that LG Show will provide OLED panels to Apple in 2018, are being affirmed by a brand new supply-chain report.
In response to a brand new report from Korean web site Newspim cited by DigiTimes, LG won’t solely provide OLED panels to Apple however it’s also assigned to make tens of millions of cheaper LCD panels for the US firm in a newly signed deal. And people cheaper LCD panels are apparently being made for the cheaper 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that has been surfacing in quite a few rumors for fairly some time now.
The report says that LG Show will make 20 million LCD panels and round 4 million OLED panels for 2018 iPhones. As DigiTimes notes;
“Primarily based on the contract, LG Show is predicted to ship 3-Four million OLED panels in addition to 20 million LCD smartphone panels to Apple in 2018, stated the report, which added that LG Show will produce the OLED panels wanted for the iPhone from its E6 6G fab in Paju.”
Whereas shedding mild on the roadmap of 2018 iPhones launch, Newspim studies that LG will “begin transport each LCD and OLED panels to the US smartphone vendor for the manufacturing of its next-generation iPhone units within the second half of 2018.”
It should be famous that Apple will nonetheless need to depend on Samsung Show for offering OLED panels in bulk. Nevertheless, for LCD panels the corporate shall be largely relying upon LG Show and Japan Show. In the meantime, Apple can also be working by itself MicroLED shows so as to cut back reliance upon show market giants to chop the price of their merchandise in coming years.
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