New reports have been coming from the electronic industry. It is regarding LG who has been a long-time supplier of Apple.
However, it will not be supplying the LCDs that are required for the SE on the iPhones. On the other hand, it will continue supplying the OLED that is needed by the line-up of iPhone 12 in the forthcoming years.
LG Halts Apple Supply
LG is currently one of the leading manufacturers for the display technology as well as gives the supply of a small segment of OLED that is a major requirement of iPhone 12.
Nonetheless, a shocking new report has come on the morning of 20th January, Wednesday. According to this report, LG will not be manufacturing the LCD needed for the SE of the iPhone from now onwards. In its place, the company will now be focusing upon those factories that are on the in-vehicle displays.
‘The Elec’ has recently reported that the line of LCD for iPhones did not prove to be a very profitable venture for the company. As a result, the company had reportedly closed the screen production of LCD in the 3rd quarter of the year 2020. Following this, they had even suspended the production of LCDs required for all the smartphones within the end of the 4th quarter of 2020.
In the fall of 202, the whole line-up of iPhone was shifted to OLED by Apple in order to make iPhone SE their single new iPhone launch that included LCD in 2020. Apple also utilizes several suppliers for their entire display. In fact, Samsung is their most notable manufacturer of OLED while LG manufactures the remaining portion.
Now, they will re-purpose their LCD plant for their low-temperature LTPS TFT. It is not known if LG is going to make the display for iPhone 13 or not.