Supply Chain Indicates LG Display Will Be Primary iPhone 6 Display Supplier

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According to supply chain sources, LG Display will be the largest supplier of display panels for Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 handset. As relayed by G 4 Games, the Korean company allegedly beat out rivals Samsung, Sharp, and Japan Display to earn the top supplier spot. A March report had claimed Apple was working with LG, Japan Display, and Sharp on the panels, but a May follow-up indicated Sharp had been dropped over quality issues as Apple turned to Taiwanese company Innolux to fill out its display supplier group.

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The original Feng.com report does not provide details on the number of panels being produced by LG and the other display manufacturers, but analysts predict Apple is preparing to manufacture up to 80 million iPhone 6 units by the end of the year.

While the next-generation iPhone is expected to ship in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions, it is unclear whether the rumored sapphire crystal display will make its way into all iPhone models. A recent report from the Wall Street Journal suggested supply constraints may limit sapphire to more expensive, higher-end models.

These details and more likely will be revealed during Apple's expected September iPhone event. Apple is rumored to be unveiling its iPhone 6, with the 4.7-inch version going on sale shortly after the announcement. The larger 5.5-inch model could launch alongside the smaller model or up to several months later.

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78 months ago
On all of these iPhone 6 related articles I find myself reading only one paragraph because the other 4-6 paragraphs are just old info .
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78 months ago
Free image retention for everyone!
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78 months ago
Starting in late 2013, both LG and samesung have had bad rMBP panels. It's not tied to a certain manufacturer. Would love to see some real data supporting otherwise, instead of just conjecture based on Internet forum complaints.
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78 months ago
I remember how bad lg panels were

I had to swap them for better Samsung panels
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78 months ago

Good. Now less Samesung supplier till zero % Samesung.

Hopefully this LG wont backstab Apple.


I would concern myself more with screen issues with LG as many articles/complaints were published about LG's screens on the retina MBP vs Samsung's.
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78 months ago

I just want to know the resolution of the new displays. I'm hoping for 1920x1080. Having the same on both sizes would be nice.


It's 1704x960 according to 9to5mac.
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