LG Display for the first time in the last 10 years, was eliminated from the supply chain for Apple and, apparently, not will produce display panels for iPhone sample of 2017. Dailycomm reports about it with reference to the Business report News Korea.
LG Display loses in the competition to his compatriot Samsung Display, as were not able to switch from LCD panels to OLED panels. The fact that LG Display specializiruetsya in the production of OLED large size designed for TVs. With regard to small and medium-sized panels, the LG position is much weaker.
Samsung Display, by contrast, focused precisely on small screen format. This is due to the fact that one of the main clients of the company is the sister of Samsung Electronics, all flagship smartphones which are already equipped with OLED panels.
The information that LG Display has been unable to obtain orders for the supply of displays for the iPhone 8, edition was confirmed by a senior officer of the company.
“Since the second half of the year, we will remain without a basic customer,” he said.
The partnership between LG Display and Apple began in 2008, and the LCD panel manufactured by LG used in the iPhone since 2010. Since 2011, the American Corporation began to diversify the supply chain of displays, including the other manufacturers. In addition, Apple invested $1 billion dollars in venture producing LCD products of the Japanese company Sharp.
According to the source, Apple’s partner for the supply of OLED panels for the iPhone 8 will Samsung Display, which last year received from kupertinovtsy order to produce 100 million displays, organic led for the next version of “Apple” devices.
However, while LG hopes to win the contract for the production of displays for “LCD models” iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus, which, according to rumors, Apple is also preparing to introduce this year.