According to a report, LG could possibly enter Apple’s supply chain in second half of 2018, if everything goes accordingly.
As business for 2018 kicks off, LG Display is said to supply OLED panels to Apple for its upcoming iPhones. LG will reportedly supply around 15 million to 16 million panels. Both companies are said to be negotiating the number of supplies.
According to a report by Patently Apple, LG could possibly enter Apple’s supply chain in second half of 2018, if everything goes accordingly.
Few online reports also suggest that LG Display planned on supplying its flexible OLED panels to Apple for the iPhones. However the amount of supplies wasn’t anywhere close to Samsung Display.
The report further noted that LG Display will produce 6.5-inch OLED panels, while Samsung Display will produce the 5.8-inch or 6-inch OLED panels.
LG Display is planning to mass-produce OLED panels for Apple from its Gen 6 flexible OLED production line known as the E6 located in Paju. The company is believed to produce initial supplies by starting initial operation of E6 during the second quarter and fully operate E6 starting from the second half. It is likely that it will 2019 when LG Display actually operates full production capacity that will be able to produce 30,000 units per month.
LG Display wants to quickly prepare itself for mass-production so that it will be able to supply Gen 6 OLED panels to Apple starting in Q4 of this year.