Apple reportedly decided to choose LG suppliers for the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays which have used in new iPhone XS and XS MAX, according to the ETnews a Korean tech news site. Speculations started in June of Apple might be using LG as a second possible OLED supplier, the recent news confirmed these rumors and further suggested that LG’s OLED panels pass Apple quality tests.
It also reported in April that LG failed to fulfill Apple’s expectation for OLED displays, but it looks like the recent new quality test has overthrown the doubts if Apple had about the partnership.
So far, Samsung remains the only supplier of OLED screens since iPhone X introduced in last year. Samsung agreed to provide 100 million OLED screens in the deal, that lets the company control the prices rate. As now LG enters to be the alternative supplier it could possibly end the reliance of Apple on Samsung.
If the deal moves forward in future then we will most likely to witness the LG display OLED screens to use in new iPhone XS and XS MAX, the only models which equipped it. It will not going to be used in low-end iPhone like iPhone XR because it uses LCD screens which were also announced on Wednesday. Previously, LG uses OLED displays in the making for their own V30 smartphone, and not to forget it was failed badly.
Apart from the deal with Apple, they are currently supplying OLED screens to Google pixel 2 XL, which has encounter the same display issues as V30 had. On the other hand, as per some sources, LG soon start to begin the mass production of OLED displays at its new manufacturing plant. It’s kind of interesting to see OLED screens in iPhone for the first time.