LG reportedly supplying 2-4 million OLED screens for Apple iPhones

The number is relatively small when compared to Apple's sales.

Apple will reportedly get between 2 million and 4 million OLED displays from LG.
James Martin

LG Display will reportedly supply between 2 million and 4 million organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays for Apple iPhones.

This number is small relative to Apple's phone sales, Bloomberg notes, but solidifying LG as an OLED supplier would make Apple less reliant on Samsung, the sole source of displays for the iPhone X and its main rival in the smartphone market. The expense of using Samsung to supply OLED screens has been linked to the iPhone X's $1,000 starting price and its lower-than-expected sales

In April, it was reported that LG was struggling to manufacture the screens, since it previously only worked on OLED tech for televisions, and Apple was reconsidering the partnership.

Apple is rumored to launch new model iPhones in September, with two new OLED options and another with a less costly liquid crystal display (LCD) display. The cheaper model is expected to outsell the OLED options.

Apple and LG didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

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