It seems that Apple is working to become less dependent on Samsung for OLED panels for its smartphone line.
Earlier rumors were already commenting on the possible change, and new information reinforces the Cupertino giant’s strategy of making Samsung’s South Korean rival the main maker of the components.
Apparently, the change will take place from next year, seeing that by 2019 LG should already take on even more production lines – currently the firm has no structure to cope with the main demand.
Information suggests that as of the third quarter of the year LG is expected to begin mass production of its flexible OLED display (not for the iPhone, by the way), preparing production lines to meet apple orders for the Apple. iPhone 2020 models.
It is worth remembering that, at the moment, all are rumors; It’s true that Apple and LG have been working together for some time, but so far, we don’t know what percentage of OLED screens South Korea will commit to making.
If the information is confirmed, we may see for the first time since the introduction of OLED in the Apple smartphone line (with iPhone X ) the responsibility in the hands of a company other than Samsung.
It remains to be seen whether such a change will have any impact on the final iPhone prices, after all, Sammy charges dearly for each of these screens, and inevitably that cost is passed on to the end consumer.