Apple is struggling to try to diversify the suppliers of iPhone screens and to detach from Samsung.
LG Display has been lined up to become a secd supplier of OLED displays for this year's iPhone range, but after encountering manufacturing issues, Apple may not be working to meet the demands of the market. ; Apple.
For years, Apple has been striving to reduce its dependence Samsung and manages to find other suppliers elsewhere. However, he still relies his South Korean rival for some parts that other manufacturers simply can not produce quickly enough.
Samsung is currently the ly supplier of OLED screens for iPhone X, but Apple had hoped to be able to add another manufacturer. at its supply chain before this year's update. Some reports claim that LG could provide all the screens for the rumored iPhone X Plus.
Now that seems unlikely
LG can not keep up with Apple's demands
"Manufacturing problems have brought down LG behind The Wall Street Journal citing several sources aware of the case.
"As a result, opinis within Apple are divided whether LG Display can become a secd source of OLED screens for upcoming iPhones. "
If Apple decided to drop a potential deal with LG, it would have to rely Samsung as the sole supplier for another year, not ly would it put more mey into its rival's bank, but that would would give the company less bargaining power over prices.
Samsung has power
Samsung would be well aware that Apple can not buy elsewhere. OLED displays like those used in the # IPhe X's are notoriously difficult to manufacture and other screen makers would struggle to meet Apple's requirements and its stringent quality ctrols.
Adding & # 39; 39, a secd supplier would have allowed Apple to demand reduced prices from Samsung.This may have allowed it to offer its range of new generati iPhone at a slightly lower price. ..