LG Says It Is In Talks With Apple For An OLED Deal For Future iPhones
While LG Display has not officially announced any deal that will see it work to offer future iPhone displays, it looks increasingly likely that LG’s hardware will find its way into future iPhone X-like releases.
According to a regulatory filing made by LG earlier this week, LG all but confirmed that talks are underway that could see its displays used in iPhones beyond the iPhone X.
“Regarding the OLED supply deal for Apple’s iPhone X, nothing has been set in detail. When anything is confirmed in detail, we will announce it, or (otherwise an announcement will be made) in a month,” it said. Most interesting about that wording, for us, is that this is nothing like a denial and instead makes it sound like it is only a matter of time before a deal is announced rather than just saying nothing is going on between the two companies.
Interestingly, LG only commented at all because a local media outlet claimed that a deal had already been struck between Apple and the company, with work underway to set up a new manufacturing facility for use when building displays for the iPhone X.
As of right now, Samsung is the sole supplier of OLED displays for the iPhone X, but with the device and in particular its screen receiving rave reviews, Apple is said to be looking to expand its OLED lineup, with new iPhones set to receive similar technology rather than sticking with the tried and trusted LCDs iPhones had always used before the iPhone X.
With Apple never too keen to rely on one manufacturing partner for key components, the idea of taking some of the strain away from Samsung while also diversifying its manufacturing process is something that will no doubt prove popular amongst the Apple executive team.