Samsung, LG (and Possibly Sharp) Battle to Become iPhone 8 OLED Supplier
Samsung, LG and Sharp are among the largest display suppliers in the smartphone industry, but a large percent of their production is focusing on panels for iPhones. Apple is the most important customer for these display suppliers, which sparks a bit of a rivalry between these companies.
In fact, it appears that Samsung and LG are now fully engaged in a war to obtain from Apple as many OLED orders as possible. Sharp, the underdog in this battle, has already suggested that Apple plans to switch to OLED panels for the next-generation iPhone.
Now LG Display made a huge investment in flexible OLED panels throughout the year, increasing its facility and retooling half of it specifically for the production of this type of display. The total amount of money LG Display poured into its facilities to ramp up production of flexible OLED pan… (read more)