LG Display pens deal with Apple to supply OLED and LCD displays for 2018 iPhones

LG Display pens deal with Apple to supply OLED and LCD displays for 2018 iPhones

Reports about Apple’s much-awaited annual event have been making the rounds. Recent reports say that Apple has signed a deal with LG Display to supply OLED and LCD panels for iPhones which will be launched in 2018.

According to a report by the DigiTimes, the display maker will ship 20 million LCD displays and 3 to 4 million OLED displays to Apple. Additionally, LG might be looking forward to securing the production for the majority of 6.5-inch panels in 2019 for Apple. The display panel would be manufactured in Korea.

A man holds two boxes for the Apple’s new iPhone X. Reuters.

A man holds two boxes for the Apple’s new iPhone X. Reuters.

In 2017, when the iPhone X was launched, reports emerged that Apple may focus on OLED displays going forward which led to a drop in the shares of Japan Display and Sharp display.

Earlier reports had hinted that the Cupertino-based company might manufacture two OLED iPhones and one LCD iPhone in 2018. It has been predicted that unlike the OLED ones, the LCD variants would be cheaper (around $600).

Ming-Chi Kuo, a former analyst at TF International Securities, had predicted that there might be three iPhones in the offing. These three iPhone may be the second generation iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and an LCD display-based iPhone X, which may be cheaper. The LCD display bearing iPhone X successor could have a 6.1-inch display.

Other than this, it may include Face ID on the new iPad, introduce a lower-priced MacBook Air and an Apple Watch with a large display.

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