Apple certainly announced on Friday that, following a successful series of quality tests, LG Display was selected as the second supplier of the OLED panel of the iPhone display.
LG is preparing mass production through two lines at E6 factory. Korea Herald. This publication did not mention when the first delivery will be made.
Until now, Samsung was the exclusive OLED supplier for the iPhone. This is because other companies did not have the ability to support this demand. Samsung has been using OLED on its mobile phones for many years, especially on the Galaxy S and Note lines.
According to several reports, Apple planned to use LG to provide OLED screens to Apple. But Apple has strict quality requirements for its suppliers.LG also needed to build the ability to become a realistic choice for the iPhone.
Samsung is likely to remain a major supplier for a while. According to the report in July, LG's initial order will be between 3 million and 4 million panels, and if true it will support only a small portion of the new iPhone that Apple plans to ship by the end of the year.
Nevertheless, LG will help relieve supply chain restrictions and maintain the price of the iPhone. iPhone X's 5.8 inch OLED panel was thought to cost as much as $ 110 to Apple, became the most expensive component of the device and contributed to the price tag of $ 999. iPhone XS is now pre-ordered, with the same price on the same sized display, with 6.5 inch XS Max added to it. This starts at $ 1,099. Despite using a 6.1-inch screen, the LCD-based iPhone XR is $ 749.