Apple to pump $2.7 billion in LG Display to secure OLED panels for future iPhones

28 July 2017
Apple's need for huge amounts of OLED screens is forcing it to directly invest in its suppliers.

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  • Dado

As lg fanboy I approve this deal

It basically means coming dawn for LCD screens, doesn't matter what they will be used on low-end and mid range smartphones for years to come, but obviously it is signalling the end for it. And most fortunately, Samsung stands miles ahead in front markets of Oled and mobile chipsets, their knowledge and innovations paid off, that's mean that Samsung will become second to apple by most profitable companies in a world in coming decades or something like that

ZloiYuri, 30 Jul 2017SAMOLED+ in use in few Samsung devices. Even there i can see dir... moreAs you wish. I'm using their AMOLED displays and I'm happy. Also the color coverage is excellent even in basic mode. And those perfect blacks... But hey, it's your choice to not take advantage of these displays.

  • Anonymous

we already know that LG supplied display for iMac, so, what the kerfuffle? seems like this is something new.. lol, people

  • Anonymous

ZloiYuri, 30 Jul 2017SAMOLED+ in use in few Samsung devices. Even there i can see dir... moreName the device them if you have seen it.

  • Mr. Nobody

I hope by using OLED screen for upcoming LG V30 screen retention/ghosting is no longer there. They must have found out the solution by now as well as the bootloop issie. Truth is, it's not just amoled panels suffers from this kind of screen problems. Even LCD display. Take my LG V10 for example...

  • ZloiYuri

ProJames, 29 Jul 2017Ever heard of Super AMOLED Plus? With an RGB matrix? Also, burn... moreSAMOLED+ in use in few Samsung devices. Even there i can see dirty whites and half year usage visibly imprinted status bar on screen. Sorry, but still not the best technology. Just marketing.

  • Fizzy

It baffles me why LG don't use There own OLED displays on there smart phones

  • AnonD-416152

Anonymous, 29 Jul 2017Well if Samsung have better displays as for phones as for televi... moreLg haters trolling here

ZloiYuri, 29 Jul 2017You know, I really don't care sponsored tests. I just see what I... moreEver heard of Super AMOLED Plus? With an RGB matrix?
Also, burn-ins appear only if you are dumb enough to let your phone on the exact same app without doing anything for hours, even if it's just scrolling or turning it off. That's how the demos in your BBY or whatever might have burn-ins. They play their stupid demo video over and over

  • AnonD-345931

ZloiYuri, 29 Jul 2017You know, I really don't care sponsored tests. I just see what I... moreI'd like to see you come up with some factual evidence stating that Samsung's SAMOLED isn't the best display in the world.

Just because YOU think so, it doesn't gonna make it real. It's just a baseless opinion from someone who doesn't know what he's talking about.

  • Jānis

Lg screen looks like shit whit contact whit water.

AnonD-584268, 28 Jul 2017Apple no want crapsmoleds pentilines low resolution and radiacti... moreOf course, you know better than Apple. :))

  • ZloiYuri

ProJames, 29 Jul 2017You know, if you dont like the AMOLED oversaturated colors, you ... moreYou know, I really don't care sponsored tests. I just see what I see. Maybe amoled is the technology of future, but still has bad bluish (or dirty yelloish) tint on whites and greys. And - of course - real resolution is lower than advertising due to pentile.And what about color reproduction anter year of usage (and don't forget burn-ins)?

Me, 29 Jul 2017What I say is .... If LG brings same quality to mobile screen w... moreYou know, if you dont like the AMOLED oversaturated colors, you can select the "basic display" mode, giving you colors even more realistic than the other display solutions.

  • Anonymous

Me, 29 Jul 2017What I say is .... If LG brings same quality to mobile screen w... moreWell if Samsung have better displays as for phones as for televisions why are you talking about the supposed and doubtful LG quality of their displays? Well Apple is that know what is doing, they know is that Samsung have many clients for their Amoled displays for that the production is not enough for them. But Samsung is a company which have capacity of build a factory in one day to other, if is that the problem, Samsung solve it already. They produce the the majority of oled displays around the world. Remember that. LG haven't the capacity which Samsung have. Samsung are a better company in all the aspects.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-584268, 28 Jul 2017Apple no want crapsmoleds pentilines low resolution and radiacti... moreThey aren't crapsamoleds displays and nor of low resolution, look at Galaxy S8 duo, you ignorant.

  • Anonymous

LG screen it has issue start from G4,65,G6, V10,V20, after a month or uses it's seen ghost image or image retention even replaced new LCD, After a month image retention seen again... B4 you buy LG smartphone wait for 3-6months beacause LG not fix this issue G4,65,65,V10,V20 very dissappointed....

I think the woman in the picture associated with this news article has a nice smile :-) .

  • Anonymous

Apple choose the cheapest branded OLED manufacturer. Of course. Cheapskate Tim Cook. Btw, tv oled is not the same as smartphone amoled. You guys have a wrong understanding.