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LG Display Wins Contract to Supply OLED Displays for 2018 iPhone Line-Up

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According to a new report from Electronic Times via MacRumors today, LG Display has won the contract that it has been lobbying for from Apple to supply OLED displays for forthcoming iPhones.

A source familiar with Apple’s plans told Electronic Times that LG had signed a deal with Apple to make more than 15 million OLED panels for the 2018 iPhone line-up, and, in particular, for the rumoured 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. Apple’s current sole supplier of OLED panels for the iPhone X, Samsung, is said to be still supplying the OLED panels for the 5.8-inch or 6-inch 2018 iPhone X models.

LG Display already supplies LCD panels for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and reports have been circulating for several months that Apple intended to invest billions of dollars in LG Display’s OLED production line, but LG was not expected to start supplying OLED panels for iPhones until 2019, at a rate of 45,000 panels per month. According to this latest report, LG will in fact begin manufacturing OLED displays for iPhone at its Gen 6 flexible OLED plant in Paju, South Korea, as soon as the second half of 2018.

Image source: iPhone X Plus mockup by Benjamin Geskin.

Source: LG Display Said to Supply OLED Displays for This Year's 'iPhone X Plus'
 

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