Apple Just Can't Get Rid of Samsung for 2018 OLED iPhones

Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup is likely to stick with OLED panels manufactured by Samsung, as Cupertino’s backup solution, LG, doesn’t yet have the production capacity to meet the required targets.

A report from the WSJ and citing sources with knowledge of the matter indicates that LG has a hard time aligning with Apple’s requirements, and “manufacturing problems have caused it to fall behind the schedule that many suppliers follow before beginning mass production for iPhones.”

In the case of the new iPhone generation, production is due to kick off in July, but LG’s struggles are likely to make it the second supplier, with Samsung to remain the key manufacturer of OLED panels for Apple’s devices.

It’s being reported that Apple specifically requested LG to start a third round of prototype production for the 2018 iPhone, as the company is b… (read more)

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