Just like the iPhone X last year, the majority of Samsung X Plus’s next-generation iPhone displays are supposed to be part of Samsung. However, according to a recent Bloomberg news report, Apple has selected LG as its secondary supplier in an effort to reduce its reliance on Samsung.
If you want to be more precise, Apple has ordered 2.4 million OLED panels for an unobtrusive device; among the iPhones that Apple has planned for release this year, the X Plus model is the most likely option for Equipped with LG’s panels. In fact, in early 2018, we read in news that LG will take 6.5-inch panels for Apple this year.
It is said that LG’s ultimate goal is to become the sole supplier of Apple iPhones. But at present, LG’s low production capacity has stopped Korean companies from reaching their ambitions, and Apple has provided them with a relatively small amount of customization. Aside from this, Apple seems to welcome the collaboration with LG, because it can reduce Samsung’s reliance and, on the other hand, ignite competition in the market for OLED display panels. The same competition will ultimately lead to wider use of these display panels in the smartphone market and also reduce their prices.
Apple said that with the increase in LG’s production capacity, Apple would not look at the status of this supplier. It should not be forgotten that in the coming months, LG will receive a green light from the Cupertino; the first phase will be operational during the coming month. The reason is Apple’s $ 2.7 billion investment in one of LG’s OLED panel production lines. If LG has a fast pace with Apple’s desire, order rates may increase considerably.