LG and Samsung are the two main suppliers for Apple when it comes to LCDs for iPhone SE. LG displays are also the supplier for the OLED for the iPhone 12 lineup. But it seems LG is no more a supplier for Apple, as per an industry report. LG is a major manufacturer of displays and it also supplies a small share of OLED to Apple which is used in iPhone 12. According to a new report, LG is no longer an LCD supplier for iPhone SE and moving forward the company will focus on vehicle displays.
LG and Apple Breaks Ties
According to a report from The Elec, the LCD line for iPhone was not making a profit for LG and considering this the company has decided to shut down the iPhone LCD screen production. The report suggests that the shut down was held in the third quarter of 2020. Lately, LG stopped producing LCDs for all smartphone by the end of last quarter and it seems that the company has its plans.
Apple also shifted its entire iPhone lineup on OLED displays in late 2020. Only the iPhone SE was the one which was released with an LCD display. Apple deals with multiple suppliers for its iPhone displays but Samsung is the major supplier for OLED display and rests LG makes it for Apple.
Apple has also tried other display manufacturers like BOE for OLED display. It seems that the company run into production quality issues with the OLED panels and Apple didn’t rely on them, as per supply chain report. A recent report, suggest that Apple is relying on Sharp and JDI for LCD panels supply for now. Meanwhile, LG will repurpose its LCD facilities and start making low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) thin-film transistors (TFT), which are used in the vehicle for touch screen display.