Apple Wants LG To Make OLEDs For The 2018 IPhone

Posted: Apr 18 2017, 6:28am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Apple Wants LG to make OLEDs for the 2018 iPhone

LG is considering the deal with a decision due by June

Apple plans to sell hoards of iPhones and the iPhone 8 due this year is widely expected to have an OLED display. That means that moving ahead to the iPhone due after the iPhone 8, Apple will need even more OLED screens to for its future products.

AppleInsider reports a new rumor has surfaced that claims that Apple is looking to diversify its supply chain and reduce reliance on Samsung. The rumor claims that Apple is pushing LG to step into the small and medium size OLED business. The rumor claims that Apple is hoping LG would be ready by the time it wants to put out the 2018 iPhone.

For now Samsung is the largest OLED maker in the world and is thought to be the sole supplier of OLEDs for the iPhone 8 expected soon. LG is said to be considering the idea, but have concerns due to the company having no experience in OLED mass production for small and medium devices.

LG's decision on whether to enter the market is due by the end of June. LG is the only supplier to Apple for screens for other Apple devices, such as the Apple Watch. LG has OLED factories expected to launch later this year. Displays on smartphones and other gadgets are expected to transition to OLEDs in the coming years. Apple rumors claim that the iPhone 8 will have a curved and nearly bezel-free OLED screen with a fingerprint reader under the glass.

The big draw to OLEDs for smartphone makers is that they promise power savings over traditional LCDs. OLEDs don't need a backlight for illumination, thereby reducing power needs.

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