Apple Will Likely Source OLED Displays From Both Samsung and LG

Apple Will Likely Source OLED Displays From Both Samsung and LG

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Apple will likely source OLED displays from both Samsung and LG in order to limit reliance on one supplier and better its ability to negotiate pricing, reports iNews24 via DigiTimes.

Apple is concerned over pricing for the technology used in small- to medium-size products and will use multiple suppliers to help create space for price negotiations. LG Display is expected to be the main supplier of small- to medium-size OLED panels to Apple, but Samsung's role is expected to grow.

iNews24 says that Samsung currently has better pricing for its OLED lineup than LG does and the company is putting money into its 6G A3 line which will expand capacity by 15,000 substrates a month.

Korea based suppliers are reportedly seeing increased yields for OLED and prices have been dropping quickly. Based on reports that Apple is looking to switch its iPhone to OLED by 2018, JDI has outlined a strategy to begin production of the displays.

Meanwhile, Apple is said to have opened a secret lab in Taiwan that will be developing new display technologies.

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Apple Will Likely Source OLED Displays From Both Samsung and LG

cbr900rr - December 17, 2015 at 8:44pm
Typical american way, control instead of destroy.
iH85CH001 - December 17, 2015 at 8:05pm
Apple keeps seeing Samsung as a competitor and a threat but yet continues to buy from them and in turn, help them profit. I don't get it...
Or... - December 17, 2015 at 8:08pm
Because Samsung and Apple benefit from eachother and that Samsung can't live without them.
Great - December 18, 2015 at 1:31am
It's called wisdom
obi one - December 24, 2015 at 6:45pm
samsung builds ships for billions a year and much more.. doubt very much if apple left they would care at all.