Samsung makes the best OLED displays and is the top supplier for a bunch of phone manufacturers including Apple. However, the Cupertino-based company has been investing in other display manufacturers in order to break its dependence on Samsung.
Apple seems to have succeeded as LG Display has been reported to be their new secondary supplier of OLED panels. The news comes from Korean publication Electronic Times and they say LG Display recently passed Apple’s quality tests and are already preparing for mass production of displays at the local E6 Plant
Apple has been trying to diversify its supply chain and with LG now on board, its reliance on Samsung will be less. It may also be able to sign better display deals with Samsung.
It is too early to say if Apple will be switching fully to OLED next year. The new iPhone Xr which has an LCD display seems like a winner though it is still too early to judge until sale figures start rolling in but the reception following its announcement has been positive.